Northwest Coast Weather
Northwest Coast Forecast
Monday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the west, falling as snow above 300 metres. Possible hail. Areas of severe frost late tonight. Winds W/SW 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Tuesday Cloudy. Areas of severe morning frost. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely from around midday, with snowfalls above 400 metres. Gusty winds and possible hail. Winds W 25 to 40 km/h.
Wednesday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, with possible hail. Snow falling above 300 metres. Winds W 25 to 35 km/h tending SW before dawn.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning, with possible hail in the west. Snow possible above 500 metres. Areas of morning frost in the east. Winds SW 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening.
Friday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the east. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the west. Light winds.
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Tasmania Police are trying to reach a snowbound couple trapped in their car at Mount Field, in Tasmania's central south, with more snow on the way.
Rare snowfalls have blanketed the most unlikely parts of Tasmania, with farmers along the north-west coast waking up to white paddocks.
A former employee at the Grantham quarry has told the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry that quarry waste was not used to build embankment walls around the site.