East Coast District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Thursday 21 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A weak trough lies over northern Tasmania, while a high moves west of King Island tonight. The high will remain to the west of Tasmania on Friday, while a cold front approaches from the southwest and brushes southern Tasmania late in the evening. As the front moves away early Saturday, the high will slowly move to the south of the state, bringing settled weather and warmer conditions on Sunday as the high moves away to the east and a northeasterly stream develops. The high will track over the Tasman Sea during Monday directing a warm to locally hot northerly stream over Tasmania, ahead of a cold front approaching from the west late.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Friday 22 February

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 24.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:50am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. St Helens 12 23
Partly cloudy. Orford 11 22
Partly cloudy. Swansea 9 23

Saturday 23 February

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a light shower in the early morning. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning and early afternoon then decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 21.

Sunday 24 February

Sunny. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the afternoon then tending northerly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 23.

Monday 25 February

Partly cloudy. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Friday.

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