East Coast District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Thursday 23 September 2021.

Weather Situation

A cold front crossing Tasmania today brings a fresh to strong and gusty west to northwesterly wind flow over Tasmania. The flow will shift cold west to southwesterly during Friday as a stronger cold front crosses. The southwesterly flow will gradually ease during Saturday as a high moves to the northwest of Tasmania. The high will move to the north of Tasmania during Sunday as winds tend light westerly.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers during this afternoon and evening. Gusty winds in the late morning and afternoon. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending west to northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures between 13 and 18.

Sun protection 9:30am to 2:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible late shower. St Helens 18
Wind easing. Partly cloudy. Orford 18
Shower or two. Wind easing. Swansea 19

Friday 24 September

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely from the late morning. Snow falling above 100 metres later. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the late morning and afternoon. Gusty winds and possible hail. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h increasing to 40 to 55 km/h in the morning then turning westerly 35 to 50 km/h in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 15.

Saturday 25 September

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 100 metres early then slowly rising. Possible hail in the morning and afternoon. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 12.

Sunday 26 September

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 15.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EST Thursday.

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