Central North District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Thursday 21 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A weak trough lies over northern Tasmania, while a high moves west of King Island tonight. The high will remain to the west of Tasmania on Friday, while a cold front approaches from the southwest and brushes southern Tasmania late in the evening. As the front moves away early Saturday, the high will slowly move to the south of the state, bringing settled weather and warmer conditions on Sunday as the high moves away to the east and a northeasterly stream develops. The high will track over the Tasman Sea during Monday directing a warm to locally hot northerly stream over Tasmania, ahead of a cold front approaching from the west late.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Mostly clear. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Friday 22 February

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 9:50am to 5:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Launceston 9 26
Partly cloudy. Cressy 7 26
Mostly sunny. George Town 10 24

Saturday 23 February

Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Sunday 24 February

Sunny. Light winds becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h for a time in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Monday 25 February

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

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

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