Central North District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EST on Tuesday 7 April 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system just south of the Bight extends a weak ridge over Tasmania and a weak trough lies over the northeast. A southerly flow will persist for the remainder of today and Wednesday, with light winds and clear skies into Thursday as the high moves over Tasmania. The high will move away to the northeast, allowing a northerly stream to develop later on Thursday, then freshen on Friday ahead of a cold front to cross the state in the evening. A second and more vigorous front is expected to cross early Saturday, associated with a low passing to the south, and a cold and windy southwesterly flow to follow.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Light winds.

Wednesday 8 April

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 19.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 10:20am to 2:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Launceston 8 19
Mostly sunny. Cressy 5 18
Mostly sunny. George Town 9 19

Thursday 9 April

Areas of morning fog. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.

Friday 10 April

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching around 19.

Saturday 11 April

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 16.

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

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