Central Plateau District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Monday 19 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A trough, embedded in a fresh to strong and gusty westerly flow, will cross Tasmania this evening, with another trough to cross Tuesday morning. The next cold front will cross Tasmania overnight into Wednesday, bringing a strong and cooler southwesterly flow as an associated low deepens over the Tasman Sea. A high over the Bight will move slowly eastwards on Thursday, extending a ridge towards Tasmania late in the day as the southwesterly flow eases.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain or snow, with possible hail this morning. Winds west to southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 2 and 7.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers increasing. Bothwell 8
Rain or snow. Cradle Valley 4
Rain or snow. Tarraleah 6

Tuesday 20 August

Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain. Snow falling above 800 metres. Heavy falls possible in the west. Winds westerly 35 to 55 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 5 and 10.

Wednesday 21 August

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers or snow. Winds westerly 35 to 45 km/h turning southwesterly 35 to 50 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 1 and 6.

Thursday 22 August

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers or snow, most likely in the morning. Winds southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 4 and zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 1 and 6.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EST Monday.

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