Central North District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Sunday 26 March 2017.

Weather Situation

A high over the Tasman Sea will shift northwards tomorrow, as a cold front crosses Tasmania. A warm, strong and gusty northerly flow over Tasmania ahead of the front, followed by a westerly change tomorrow afternoon. The west to northwesterly flow will persist through Tuesday, with the next cold front to cross the state during Wednesday. On Thursday a trough is expected to weaken over western Tasmania, while a high over the Bight slowly extends a ridge towards the state later in the day.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Mostly clear. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Monday 27 March

Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm about the north in the afternoon. Winds northwest to northeasterly 35 to 55 km/h tending west to northwesterly in the late afternoon then tending north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 10:30am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Afternoon showers. Windy. Launceston 15 27
Afternoon showers. Windy. Cressy 13 26
Showers. Becoming windy. George Town 16 24

Tuesday 28 March

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the coast at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

Wednesday 29 March

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching around 20.

Thursday 30 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Light winds becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.

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

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