Winter fog over the town of New Norfolk

Sub-zero until lunchtime

NEW Norfolk and much of the Derwent Valley has had its third night of sub-zero temperatures, with low-lying fog keeping thermometers below zero until lunchtime today (Friday). The Tyga-FM weather station recorded the late leap from -0.3 degrees to 1.3 degrees between 11.50am and noon.

The community radio also recorded New Norfolk’s maximum temperature on Thursday was 10.1 degrees at 3.41pm, dropping to an overnight low of -3.5 degrees recorded at 6.28am today. Similar temperatures were recorded by the official Bureau of Meteorology weather station at Bushy Park.

The Derwent Valley faces several more below-zero mornings, with minimum temperatures ranging from -4 to -1 on Saturday and Sunday morning, and continuing until Tuesday. Forecast maximums range from 10 to 13 degrees between now and Tuesday.

Another road weather alert has been issued, warning of icy roads and dangerous driving conditions on Saturday in the Derwent Valley and throughout much of the state. Click here for the latest weather warnings and here for Tasmania Police road closure information. Highland Lakes Rd and the Lyell Highway beyond Ouse are particularly susceptible to ice and frost.

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