Central Plateau District Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EST on Wednesday 24 August 2016.

Weather Situation

A trough over Tasmania stems from a low to the southeast which will slowly move away during Thursday. A ridge will then move over the state, associated with a high south of Western Australia which will move over the Bight during the evening. A westerly flow over Tasmania will be maintained on Friday as the high moves over the eastern mainland, then freshens on Saturday ahead of a cold front to brush the south of the state late. As the high slowly tracks east of New South Wales on Sunday, a northwesterly stream is expected to develop over Tasmania, as a broad area of low pressure moves into the Bight.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers or snow in the west early this evening. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Thursday 25 August

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or snow in the late morning and afternoon. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 4 and minus 1 with daytime temperatures reaching between 4 and 9.

Sun protection 12:00pm to 12:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Bothwell -1 11
Morning frost. Partly cloudy. Cradle Valley -2 7
Early frost. Possible shower. Tarraleah -2 9

Friday 26 August

Cloudy. Areas of frost in the east in the early morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 900 metres. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 4 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 4 and 9.

Saturday 27 August

Cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the east. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the west, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 1100 metres. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 4 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 5 and 10.

Sunday 28 August

Cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the east. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the west, near zero chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 1200 metres. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h turning northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 6 and 12.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EST Thursday.

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