Lower Derwent Weather
Lower Derwent Forecast
Monday Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, becoming less likely later this evening, falling as snow above 200 metres. Possible hail. Areas of severe frost later tonight. Winds SW 30 to 45 km/h turning W/NW 25 to 40 km/h in the evening.
Tuesday Cloudy. Areas of severe morning frost. Very high (near 100%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening, falling as snow above 100 metres in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far south in the evening. Gusty winds and possible hail. Winds NW 25 to 35 km/h increasing to 30 to 45 km/h in the morning then turning W 35 to 50 km/h in the evening.
Wednesday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, with possible hail. Snow falling above 100 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far south. Winds W 35 to 55 km/h.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning, with possible hail. Snow possible above 400 metres. Areas of morning frost. Winds SW 35 to 50 km/h turning W 20 to 30 km/h during the day.
Friday Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Snow possible above 1000 metres. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h tending W/SW during the day then becoming light during the evening.
Lower Derwent Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||2||8||70%||-||Moderate||WSW 37||76||WSW 38||66|
||3||8||70%||5-10mm||Moderate||WSW 48||86||WSW 48||78|
||0||7||70%||1-5mm||High||WSW 35||79||WSW 35||69|
||0||7||70%||1-5mm||High||WSW 28||76||WSW 29||66|
||-2||7||70%||1-5mm||Severe||WSW 28||79||WSW 28||65|
||2||8||70%||1-5mm||Moderate||WNW 29||66||WSW 30||50|
||0||10||80%||1-5mm||High||WNW 29||73||WSW 33||45|
||-2||7||40%||1-5mm||Severe||WSW 27||78||WSW 28||66|
|Windy with snow
||-3||-1||90%||1-5mm||Severe||W 40||93||WSW 35||97|
|Windy with snow
||-5||-3||70%||1-5mm||Severe||WSW 28||100||WSW 29||100|
|Windy with showers
||2||8||50%||5-10mm||Moderate||WSW 48||81||WSW 49||71|
||-2||2||90%||1-5mm||Severe||WSW 23||94||WSW 23||88|
Two men stranded for nearly 24 hours with their sports car in deep snow at Mount Field, about 75 kilometres north-west of Hobart, have been rescued.
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.