East Coast District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EST on Friday 17 August 2018.

Weather Situation

A cold front will cross Tasmania late today and early Saturday. An area of low pressure will pass near the south of Tasmania during Saturday, with an associated trough to cross the state later in the day. A cold south to southwesterly flow will prevail over Tasmania on Sunday. A weak ridge of high pressure will cross Tasmania early on Monday, followed by a cold front during the day. On Tuesday, a high to the north of Tasmania will direct a west to southwesterly flow over the state.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely later tonight. Winds north to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h.

Saturday 18 August

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the early morning. Snow falling above 700 metres in the evening. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h before dawn then turning westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 13.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers easing. St Helens 7 13
Showers easing. Orford 6 13
Showers easing. Swansea 8 14

Sunday 19 August

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 400 metres. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the morning then becoming southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 5 and 10.

Monday 20 August

Cloudy. Areas of morning frost about higher ground. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. Snow possible above 800 metres. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 12.

Tuesday 21 August

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Snow possible above 900 metres. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 13.

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

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