Chance of snow forecast above 900 metres in Tasmania on Wednesday

It is possible that Tasmanians in the Central Highlands will experience snow on Wednesday morning down to 900 metres.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a low of 0 degrees on January 31, with an expected high of 11 degrees at Liawenee.

There is a a high chance of showers in the west with a medium chance elsewhere.

Meanwhile, Tasmanians have been praised for their efforts to stay cool during the weekend’s heatwave.

Public Health acting director Dr Scott McKeown said overall it seemed Tasmanians took the necessary precautions to avoid succumbing to heat-related conditions.

“Anecdotally there were around a dozen people who presented to hospital with conditions likely to be due to the heat,” Dr McKeown said.

“We’re very pleased that Tasmanians heeded the alert Public Health issued last week and managed to stay safe.”

Heatwaves could have serious health consequences if individuals didn’t take the necessary precautions, he said.