Central Plateau District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Tuesday 26 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A trough crosses the state in the afternoon embedded in a southwesterly wind flow. A high pressure system sits to the west of Tasmania on Wednesday, directing a southeasterly wind flow over the state. On Thursday, the high moves to the south of the state shifting the winds more easterly, then northeasterly late on Thursday as the high moves into the Tasman Sea. Northeasterly winds continue and strengthen on Friday with a trough extending from the mainland to the west. A ridge develops from the west on Saturday as the trough moves into the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Winds southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Wednesday 27 January

Partly cloudy. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 19.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:20am to 5:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Bothwell 5 17
Sunny. Cradle Valley 3 17
Partly cloudy. Tarraleah 3 17

Thursday 28 January

Partly cloudy. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to northeasterly 20 to 25 km/h during the morning and early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 20.

Friday 29 January

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 18.

Saturday 30 January

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the afternoon. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Wednesday.

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