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Bureau of Meteorology predicts another snowy and cold weekend for much of Tasmania

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Snow is forecast for Tasmania's Highlands this weekend. Image / Pulse

Tasmanians are being warned to rug up for a chilly weekend as snow is forecast to fall across the state from Friday.

The change comes after comparatively warmer temperatures in recent days, with much of the state remaining mostly above zero off the back of freezing weather last week.


The Bureau of Meteorology expects snow to fall above 700 metres on Saturday, with possible morning frost elsewhere and showers in the west and far south.

On Sunday, showers are expected in the east, south and west, with snow forecast above 800 metres.

“Fine and mostly sunny” conditions are predicted in other areas.

Temperatures dropped in Liawenee last week. Image / Tassie Apple Spice (Gill Dayton)

The cold snap will also impact kunanyi/Mt Wellington, with snow possible above 1,000 metres on Friday.

Temperatures on the mountain are forecast to reach a maximum of just 4 degrees on Friday and Saturday, dropping to -1 overnight on Saturday.

Snow showers are predicted for Sunday, with a high chance of showers and temperatures peaking at just 1 degree.


Similar conditions are expected in Liawenee, with snow forecast to fall above 1,100 metres on Friday.

Morning frost is predicted for Saturday, with snow possible above 800 metres.

The Cradle Valley area is also set for a wet weekend, with showers forecast for Friday and Saturday and a medium chance of showers or snow on Sunday.

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