East Coast District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Thursday 17 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system about eastern Bass Strait will move away over the Tasman Sea this evening, as a broad ridge of high pressure extends over Tasmania. Northwesterly winds are expected to strengthen on Friday ahead of a cold front that will cross the state during the afternoon and evening, with a cooler, strong westerly flow to follow for Saturday and Sunday as a high builds over the Bight. The high will slowly approach the Tasmania during Monday.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Mostly clear. Slight (30%) chance of a shower early this evening. Light winds.

Friday 18 October

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the afternoon and early evening. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 30 to 45 km/h in the morning then tending westerly 30 to 40 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:40am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Becoming windy. St Helens 6 16
Shower or two. Orford 5 18
Shower or two developing. Swansea 5 17

Saturday 19 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the afternoon. Snow possible above 800 metres. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 4 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 16.

Sunday 20 October

Cloudy. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 19.

Monday 21 October

Mostly sunny. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h turning southwesterly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 22.

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

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