East Coast District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Friday 6 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A fresh to strong and gusty west to southwesterly flow over Tasmania will gradually ease during Saturday as a high begins to approach from the northwest. The high will pass to the north of Tasmania on Sunday, extending a ridge over the state, before moving eastwards into the Tasman Sea by Sunday evening. Warm northerly winds will be directed over Tasmania on Monday, before a trough crosses the state in the evening, bringing a cooler westerly flow. A weak front is expected to cross early Tuesday and weaken to a trough about the north, while a ridge extending from the Bight moves over southern Tasmania.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the south early this evening. Winds westerly 30 to 45 km/h.

Saturday 7 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the south in the morning and early afternoon. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h tending southwesterly in the middle of the day then decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 21.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:50am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. St Helens 9 21
Partly cloudy. Orford 8 19
Partly cloudy. Swansea 9 21

Sunday 8 December

Mostly sunny. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly in the middle of the day then tending northeasterly in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.

Monday 9 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower, most likely in the evening. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.

Tuesday 10 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the north. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.

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

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