Winter returns: snow, hail forecast for Friday and Saturday

More snow is on the way for the West Coast and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park on Friday and Saturday. Picture: Cordell Richardson
More snow is on the way for the West Coast and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park on Friday and Saturday. Picture: Cordell Richardson

Winter weather will return with two cold fronts predicted to cross the state on Friday and Saturday.

The first cold front will approach from the west on Friday and will bring snow down to 800 metres in the north and to 500-600 metres in the south of the state.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a bushwalkers warning for hazardous conditions in the western and central plateau districts (West Coast and Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park).

The west and south of the state will see around 10-15mm of rain with up to 20mm in elevated areas in the west.

Small hail is possible across the state on Friday.

Another cold front will cross the state on Saturday morning bringing cooler temperatures and snow to 1000 metres in the north and 600-700 metres in the south.

Further road warnings may be issued over snow and frosty conditions over the weekend.

Weather warnings will be updated.

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