Valley and Highlands sweltering through heatwave

HEATWAVE conditions will continue through the night and into Wednesday morning throughout much of Tasmania, before a cooler change that will be coupled with high winds. The Tyga-FM community radio weather station indicates that today (December 27) was New Norfolk’s hottest day this year, with the temperature topping out at 36.9 degrees celsius at 6pm. At 10pm the temperature was 29.6 degrees at New Norfolk, 25.7 at Bushy Park and 22.7 at Ouse.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts that the overnight temperature will not drop below 20 degrees before rising again from 7am and reaching Wednesday’s maximum temperature of 27 degrees by 8am. Conditions are expected to cool from 11am.

Around the valley and highlands, the following maximums were recorded today by the Bureau of Meteorology:

  • Bushy Park 37.6 degrees at 4.57pm
  • Ouse 36.9 degrees at 5.04pm
  • Scotts Peak 37.9 degrees at 4.17pm
  • Liaweenee 28.8 degrees at 1.08pm
  • Butlers Gorge 32.9 degrees at 2.49pm

At the time of writing a heatwave warning remains current for most of Tasmania and a severe winds warning has been issued for Wednesday. Click here for the latest weather warnings.

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