East Coast District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Sunday 16 December 2018.

Weather Situation

An area of low pressure lies to the south of Tasmania with a trough extending north over the state. The flow will tend southerly on Monday as the low moves away to the southeast and a high passes south of the Bight. The high will then move to the south of Tasmania on Tuesday, with winds to tend easterly later in the day. A low will develop southwest of Tasmania during Wednesday before passing to the south of the state on Thursday.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the south, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe with hail and heavy falls early this evening. Winds northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h.

Monday 17 December

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning south to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the late morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:40am to 5:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two developing. St Helens 15 24
Shower or two. Orford 15 21
Shower or two. Swansea 16 22

Tuesday 18 December

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 18.

Wednesday 19 December

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the evening. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 20.

Thursday 20 December

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 19.

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

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