Lower Western Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Thursday 28 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is centred to the south of Tasmania and a trough of low pressure is over the wet of the state. The high will move slowly east, reaching the southern Tasman Sea by Friday as the trough deepens over the west. This pattern will result in showers and generally mild temperatures in the east and south, with warm and unstable conditions over the north and west. During the weekend, the trough is forecast to move into southeastern parts of the state

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the northeast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the late evening.

Friday 29 January

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. A thunderstorm likely, possibly severe. Heavy falls possible in the south. Winds east to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h tending north to northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h early in the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

Fire Danger
South Western: Low-Moderate
Far Western: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:30am to 6:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Storm likely. Ivanhoe 19 31
Shower or two. Possible storm. Broken Hill 22 34

Saturday 30 January

Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the far east, most likely in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northeasterly before dawn then shifting south to southwesterly early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Sunday 31 January

Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far east in the afternoon and evening. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Monday 1 February

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the far east in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far east in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Friday.

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