Oh what a night! Minus six in the valley

A FROST weather warning remains in place in southern Tasmania as the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands emerge from a freezing night that saw temperatures drop to -6 degrees celsius. The Bureau of Meteorology advises that similar conditions are expected again tonight. The overnight road weather warning has been cancelled.

Overnight lows included recorded by the Bureau included:

  • Ouse: -5.9 at 7am (-3.2 at 10am)
  • Bushy Park: -4.5 at 5.30am (3.8 at 10am)
  • New Norfolk: not recorded by the Bureau of Meteorology

Photo: A frosty start at Tynwald Park in New Norfolk for today’s junior football. Photo from New Norfolk Junior Football Club Facebook.

Bureau of Meteorology – Frost Warning for the Upper Derwent Valley, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 6:31am on Sunday 7 May 2023.

Severe frosts with temperatures down to -5 degrees which can cause significant crop damage are forecast for Sunday morning in parts of the Midlands and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts

Frosts with temperatures down to -3 degrees are forecast for Sunday morning in parts of the North West Coast, Central North, North East, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Please be aware: Temperatures at ground level can be many degrees lower than those recorded by standard weather stations, especially in calm conditions with clear skies.

No further warnings will be issued for this event.

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