Wednesday Cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the east. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely late this afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 700 metres. Possible hail later tonight. Winds NW 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 30 to 45 km/h in the middle of the day then tending W 25 to 40 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 5 and 10.
Thursday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of snow showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon with possible hail. Winds W/SW 25 to 35 km/h.
Friday Mostly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. High (70%) chance of showers in the west, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 800 metres. Winds W/SW 15 to 25 km/h turning NW 25 to 35 km/h during the morning.
Saturday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers or snow in the west, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Winds NW 25 to 35 km/h turning W/SW 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then becoming W 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Central Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||1||8||90%||10-20mm||High||WNW 14||88||WNW 26||74|
||2||7||90%||10-20mm||Moderate||WNW 18||92||WNW 31||88|
|Wind and rain increasing
||-3||6||90%||5-10mm||Severe||WNW 19||90||WNW 33||80|
||2||9||90%||-||Moderate||WNW 17||83||WNW 33||76|
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