Central North District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:32 pm EST on Thursday 18 August 2022.

Weather Situation

A northwesterly airstream strengthening ahead of an approaching cold front, to cross Thursday afternoon. A ridge of high pressure is then expected to drift over the state on Friday, but will be short lived as another cold front is forecast to cross early Saturday. A cooler southwesterly airstream then follows on Saturday, easing and tending northwesterly on Sunday as a ridge crosses. A strong cold front moves over Tasmania on Monday morning.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, becoming less likely later tonight. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.

Friday 19 August

Mostly sunny morning. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the late afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 13.

Fire Danger - No Rating

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers developing. Launceston 4 14
Showers developing. Cressy 2 13
Showers developing. George Town 5 13

Saturday 20 August

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the early morning. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 13.

Sunday 21 August

Cloudy. Areas of morning frost. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the evening. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then increasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching around 10.

Monday 22 August

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 600 metres. Winds northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h turning westerly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 13.

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

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