East Coast District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EST on Monday 19 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A southwesterly flow ahead of a warm front that will cross the state this afternoon and evening with winds tending westerly behind the front. Another cold front will cross the state Tuesday afternoon with winds strengthening to strong and gusty during Tuesday morning. Fresh to strong and gusty southwesterly flow on Wednesday as a high pressure system moves into the Bight and a low pressure system deepens. A high over the Bight will move slowly eastwards on Thursday, extending a ridge towards Tasmania late in the day as the southwesterly flow eases. A ridge crosses the state early on Friday with winds turning northwesterly later in the day.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, becoming less likely later tonight. Snow possible above 800 metres. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h.

Tuesday 20 August

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the late afternoon and evening. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h becoming westerly 40 to 60 km/h in the morning then decreasing to 35 to 50 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 17.

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Very windy. St Helens 6 16
Showers. Very windy. Orford 5 15
Showers developing. Windy. Swansea 6 17

Wednesday 21 August

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the evening. Snow falling above 700 metres. Possible small hail in the south in the late morning and afternoon. Winds west to southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 14.

Thursday 22 August

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the south in the morning, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 400 metres in the morning. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h tending southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the morning then tending westerly 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.

Friday 23 August

Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost in the north. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 4 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 16.

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

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