Tassie temperatures to tumble
Snow forecast for Central Highlands ￼
19 September 2015 - Hobart is in for a warmer weekend with a maximum temperature on Saturday of 18 degrees and Sunday breaking 20 degrees – but it won’t last. Snow is forecast to fall across elevated regions on Monday and Tuesday, and Hobart may even see a return to single digit maximum temperatures, says UBIMET, an internationally recognised leader in meteorology and severe weather warnings.
A warm airmass is currently settled over Tasmania, but a cold front will sweep across the state on Monday. Strong and blustery southerly winds will accompany the front, adding a distinct chill to the air.
“Temperatures in Hobart will struggle to reach 10 degrees on Tuesday, making it potentially the coldest September day in eight years. Even if we don’t break that September record, the maximum temperature on Tuesday may still be the lowest September maximum experienced this late in the month for more than 20 years,” says Felim Hanniffy, Chief Forecaster at UBIMET.
The cold air that will move in behind the front on Monday will provide conditions suitable for snowfall over much of the elevated regions around Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair. Around 5 - 10 cm and locally up to 15 cm of snow is forecast to fall across the Central and Southern Highlands, with a light dusting for areas down to 400 metres. UBIMET may issue Orange snow and wind warnings – its third highest severe weather warning – to their customers across this region.