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Best place to see weather forecasts?

Postby thegreekhiker » Tue 29 Mar, 2022 10:50 am

Hi everyone,

Where do you go to check weather forecasts for specific trails / areas of Tassie?

I'm planning on doing Tasman NP, Mt Ossa, Walls of Jerusalem and Cradle Mountain in the coming weeks.

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Re: Best place to see weather forecasts?

Postby johnw » Tue 29 Mar, 2022 11:06 am

Try this BOM beta version of detailed forecasts:
http://www.bom.gov.au/places/tas/

For example:
http://www.bom.gov.au/places/tas/central-plateau/
http://www.bom.gov.au/places/tas/walls-of-jerusalem/
http://www.bom.gov.au/places/tas/cradle-mountain/
http://www.bom.gov.au/places/tas/cape-raoul/

Bear in mind the weather in Tassie can change suddenly at any time of year, regardless of forecasts, especially highland areas.
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Re: Best place to see weather forecasts?

Postby thegreekhiker » Tue 29 Mar, 2022 2:31 pm

Wonderful, thanks.

I’ve used Mountain Watch when overseas so I’ll try that too
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Re: Best place to see weather forecasts?

Postby Tortoise » Tue 29 Mar, 2022 6:18 pm

Hmm. Not sure where my post went!

I mainly use:

yr.no and mountain-forecast.com

The latter can be trickier if the mountain you want doesn't come up in the search. Just make sure you have the right mountain. Apparently there's a Mt Ossa near Georgetown as well. :?

On both sites, there's a forecast for the summit and for a lower altitude. Of course, anything can happen. But if the forecast is consistent for the few days ahead, and if the 2 sites agree with each other, the chances are pretty good that the forecast will be right.

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks ... casts/1509
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