Tuesday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost about the ranges, locally severe. High (80%) chance of showers near the Otways, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 800 metres. Winds W/NW 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures between 7 and 12.
Wednesday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Snow falling above 700 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southeast in the afternoon and evening. Possible hail from the late morning. Winds W/NW 25 to 30 km/h tending W/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the morning.
Thursday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the east, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 900 metres. Winds SW 25 to 35 km/h tending S 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the south, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds.
Central Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||6||12||30%||< 1mm||Nil||WNW 7||86||NE 5||67|
||4||13||30%||< 1mm||Slight||NW 5||98||SSE 11||65|
|Frost then sunny
||1||10||40%||< 1mm||High||NNW 7||100||NW 16||71|
||6||13||40%||< 1mm||Nil||Calm||93||WNW 2||60|
||4||13||30%||< 1mm||Slight||WNW 1||100||ESE 2||69|
||6||12||40%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 1||96||WSW 3||72|
||7||12||40%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 2||93||SW 5||69|
||4||12||30%||< 1mm||Slight||NNW 6||93||NW 6||62|
||6||13||30%||< 1mm||Nil||WNW 3||96||SW 6||65|
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.