East Coast District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EST on Saturday 25 May 2019.

Weather Situation

A series of low pressure systems will move to the south of Tasmania tonight, Sunday evening and during Tuesday. These lows are bringing cold fronts over the state on Sunday night, early Tuesday and on Wednesday. Cold and fresh to strong and gusty southwest to northwesterly winds prevail over the coming days before shifting to an even cooler southerly on Wednesday with a high pressure centre establishing south of the Bight.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the north early this evening. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening.

Sunday 26 May

Becoming cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the north, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Winds northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 15.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 1 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers developing. Windy. St Helens 7 14
Late shower or two. Orford 6 14
Late shower or two. Swansea 7 15

Monday 27 May

Partly cloudy. Morning frost about higher ground. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Possible small hail in the late morning and afternoon. Winds northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 5 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 14.

Tuesday 28 May

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the south, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Possible small hail in the south. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 14.

Wednesday 29 May

Partly cloudy. Morning frost about higher ground. High (70%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 700 metres. Possible small hail in the afternoon and evening. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 4 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 12.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EST Sunday.

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