South West Weather
South West Forecast
Monday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the south, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds SW 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Tuesday Cloudy. Patchy fog near the Grampians in the early morning. Areas of morning frost about the ranges. Medium (60%) chance of showers from the late morning. Snow possible above 800 metres. Winds W/NW and light increasing to 15 to 20 km/h early in the morning then becoming W 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day.
Wednesday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Snow falling above 900 metres. Possible hail in the southeast in the late morning and afternoon. Winds W 20 to 30 km/h turning SW in the late morning.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Snow possible above 1100 metres. Winds SW 20 to 30 km/h tending S/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
Friday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost about the ranges. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds.
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Two men stranded with their car in deep snow at Mount Field, about 75 kilometres north-west of Hobart, for nearly 24 hours 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.