Saturday, October 12, 2013

Weather warnings issued

A FLOOD watch remains in place for the Lower Derwent basin this afternoon and various other alerts have been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for tonight and tomorrow.

Bush Walkers Weather Alert
for the Western and Central Plateau forecast districts

Issued at 3.58pm  on Saturday 12 October 2013.
Bush walkers are advised that snow as low as 400 metres is expected during Saturday and Sunday. These hazardous conditions are expected to occur in parts of the Western and Central Plateau forecast districts.

The next warning will be issued by 11pm  Saturday.

Road Weather Alert for Tasmania
for Western, Central Plateau, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 3.58 pm on Saturday 12 October 2013.
Snow-covered roads above 400 metres will make driving conditions dangerous during Saturday and Sunday in parts of the Western, Central Plateau, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.

For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.

The next alert will be issued by 11pm Saturday.

Warning to Sheep Graziers
for the King Island, North West Coast, Midlands, Central North, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, Furneaux Islands, East Coast and North East forecast districts

Issued at 3.58 pm EDT on Saturday 12 October 2013.
Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected during Saturday and Sunday. Areas likely to be affected include the Furneaux Islands forecast district and parts of the King Island, North West Coast, Midlands, Central North, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, East Coast and North East forecast districts.

There is a high risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

The next warning will be issued by 11pm Saturday.

Local Wind Warnings for Saturday


  • Small craft alert for the following areas: Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes
  • Cancellation for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay, Channel, Far North West Coast, Central North Coast, Banks Strait and Franklin Sound and Lower East Coast

Local Wind Warnings for Sunday

  • Strong wind warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry and Norfolk Bay, Channel and South West Coast
  • Small craft alert for the following area: Central Plateau Lakes


The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 5am Sunday.

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.

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