Sunday, August 16, 2015

Snowy weather predicted overnight

Bureau of Meteorology image.
THE Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting another snow event for Tasmania tomorrow (Monday), with snow down to low levels expected for the western, southern and central parts of the state. "This will be the third occasion within a fortnight where Tasmania has been affected by low snowfalls, which is quite unusual in such a short time frame," Bureau of Meteorology Tasmanian regional director John Bally said.

“Another burst of cold air early Monday morning will produce showers and snow across much of the state, settling to 100 to 300 metres above sea level,” Mr Bally said. "More road closures in the highlands and at low elevations are expected due to the snow on Monday, especially for western, central and southern Tasmania.

“Snow could settle in elevated parts of Hobart again, particularly in southern suburbs. Motorists are advised to take care on the roads,” Mr Bally said Road users, bush walkers and sheep graziers should check the Bureau’s website for the latest warnings. Check the 
Tasmania Police Community Alerts page for updated road closures. The Bureau is also now using Twitter to disseminate significant weather information for the community. Follow @BOM_TAS for updates on this snow event.

Road Weather Alert for Tasmania
for the Upper Derwent Valley, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Issued at 4pm Eon Sunday 16 August 2015.

Icy and snow covered roads will make driving conditions dangerous during Monday in parts of the North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.

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


Warning to Sheep Graziers
for the Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, North West Coast and East Coast forecast districts

Issued at 4pm on Sunday 16 August 2015.

Sheep Graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and west to southwesterly winds are expected during Monday. Areas likely to be affected include parts of the Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, North West Coast and East Coast forecast districts. There is a high risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.


Marine Wind Warning

Issued at 4:05pm on Sunday 16 August 2015
for the period until midnight Monday 17 August 2015.

Wind Warnings for Sunday 16 August

Small Craft Alert for the following areas: Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes

Wind Warnings for Monday 17 August

Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay, Channel and Upper East Coast
Small Craft Alert for the following areas: Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes

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

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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