East Coast District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Friday 3 April 2020.

Weather Situation

An approaching cold front directs a northerly flow over the state today. The front will approach the west this evening and cross Tasmania early Saturday morning, bringing a cold, strong and gusty west to southwesterly stream with a complex area of low pressure developing south of Tasmania. The next cold front will cross Tasmania during the day on Sunday as a low moves near the state. A high will build to the south of the Bight during Monday, directing an easing southwesterly stream across Tasmania on Monday and Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Mostly clear. Winds northerly 15 to 25 km/h.

Saturday 4 April

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 800 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm near the coast in the early morning. Winds north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the late morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 18.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 11:00am to 3:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. St Helens 12 18
Showers. Orford 12 17
Showers. Swansea 12 17

Sunday 5 April

Cloudy. Patches of frost in the early morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Snow possible above 800 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending westerly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 15.

Monday 6 April

Partly cloudy. Patches of morning frost. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the south. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning southwesterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 16.

Tuesday 7 April

Partly cloudy. Patches of morning frost. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 17.

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

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