WET and WINDY conditions expected across Tasmania this week!
Written by Josh Agnew on August 18, 2019
A series of troughs and fronts embedded in a westerly flow will see cold, wet, snowy and windy conditions across Tasmania for the next few days!
Heavy rain is likely in the west and southwest on Tuesday, which may lead to rises in some river levels.
Daily rainfall totals expected in western Tasmania for the next few days are:
o 20 – 40 mm on Monday.
o 30 – 80 mm on Tuesday.
o 15 – 25 mm on Wednesday.
Windy conditions are expected over the next few days, with the strongest winds expected during Tuesday and Wednesday.
Wind gusts of 100 km/h may be possible across parts of Tasmania during Tuesday and Wednesday.
A Flood Watch has been issued for North West, Derwent and Huon catchments. River rises are expected and flooding is possible from early Tuesday morning. River levels are likely to remain high for a couple of days. The situation will be monitored and flood warnings will be issued as required.
Snow will fall to as low as 400 metres in the west and south on Monday morning, then lift later in the day. Snow levels will lower again during Wednesday evening.
Several warnings are current – See the latest warnings at www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings