Spring chill for Tassie

September 12, 2022 6:35 pm in by


Much of Tasmania was back in the deep freeze on Monday morning due to a mass of cold air coming up from the southern ocean.

It was nearly -5 degrees on kunyani Mt Wellington as of 8am with an apparent temperature of 18 degrees below zero.

The Bureau’s Chris Godfred says they’ve issued multiple warnings.

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“We do have a bushwalkers weather alert current, and that’s certainly for snow, not just for southern parts of the state where we may see snowfalls down to 200 metres during the morning, but even if you go up around Lake St Clair we’re potenitally seeing snowfalls down to 500 metres,” he said. 

“Temperatures for Tuesday will still be on the cold side, at least it’s going to dry up; I think even by Monday night we’ll see some of those strong southwesterlies start to moderate.” 

Drivers also need to take care. 

Icy and snow covered roads will make driving conditions dangerous during Monday morning in elevated parts above 200 metres of the Western, Central Plateau, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.