Central North District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Saturday 16 December 2017.

Weather Situation

A cold front currently over northeastern Tasmania is expected to weaken into a trough tonight, as a high just west of the state extends a ridge over King Island. This ridge will move south tomorrow as the high moves southeast, allowing the trough to move west through Bass Strait. A northeasterly flow will then follow on Monday, as the high continues east over the Tasman Sea, and a complex area of low pressure moves south of the Bight. This complex will then extend a prefrontal trough over Tasmania Tuesday morning, followed by a cold front later in the day, and yet another cold front on Wednesday.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Mostly clear. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Sunday 17 December

Partly cloudy. The chance of fog in the morning. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h shifting north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the around midday then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:50am to 5:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Launceston 11 25
Partly cloudy. Cressy 9 25
Partly cloudy. George Town 12 21

Monday 18 December

Slight (20%) chance of drizzle in the early morning. The chance of fog in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Tuesday 19 December

Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the evening. Light winds becoming northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending north to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.

Wednesday 20 December

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 45 km/h before turning westerly 25 to 35 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

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

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