East Coast District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Saturday 23 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge extends across Bass Strait today and will weaken on Sunday with north to northeasterly winds developing. Northwesterly winds will freshen on Monday, bringing hot to very hot conditions to the east and south, ahead of a cold front crossing Tasmania in the late evening and early Tuesday morning. The cold front brings cooler southwesterly winds, with an embedded trough in the flow set to cross the state late Tuesday morning and afternoon. A high pressure system sits to the southwest of Tasmania on Wednesday, directing a southeasterly wind flow over the state.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Sunday 24 January

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon then tending northwest to northeasterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 29.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:00am to 5:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. St Helens 15 25
Partly cloudy. Orford 14 24
Partly cloudy. Swansea 14 25

Monday 25 January

Very hot. Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the evening. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 40 km/h before tending west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning and early afternoon, then decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 37.

Tuesday 26 January

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 22.

Wednesday 27 January

Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the north, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 18.

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

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