East Coast District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

Weather Situation

A weak cold front over Tasmania will move to the east tonight, in a westerly flow, as a high moves south of South Australia. The high will move to the northwest of Tasmania during Wednesday and weaken while a new high centre will develop east of the state. This high will track eastwards over the Tasman Sea during Thursday. The next cold front will approach the west of Tasmania late Thursday before weakening and crossing the state early Friday as a ridge extends to the north. Another cold front will cross Tasmania later Saturday with westerly winds shifting southerly.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Mostly clear. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h.

Wednesday 24 October

Partly cloudy. Areas of frost about higher ground in the early morning. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h shifting east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 16.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:30am to 4:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. St Helens 6 15
Becoming cloudy. Orford 6 16
Partly cloudy. Swansea 5 15

Thursday 25 October

Partly cloudy. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h turning west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning and early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 19.

Friday 26 October

Partly cloudy. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h tending southwesterly during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 19.

Saturday 27 October

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning southwesterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 20.

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

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