Central North District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EST on Friday 17 August 2018.

Weather Situation

A cold front will cross Tasmania late today and early Saturday. An area of low pressure will pass near the south of Tasmania during Saturday, with an associated trough to cross the state later in the day. A cold south to southwesterly flow will prevail over Tasmania on Sunday. A weak ridge of high pressure will cross Tasmania early on Monday, followed by a cold front during the day. On Tuesday, a high to the north of Tasmania will direct a west to southwesterly flow over the state.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h increasing to 30 to 45 km/h in the late evening.

Saturday 18 August

Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the early morning. Snow falling above 800 metres in the evening. Winds northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h becoming light in the evening then becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 10.

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers easing. Launceston 7 12
Showers easing. Cressy 5 11
Showers easing. Wind easing. George Town 8 11

Sunday 19 August

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning. Snow possible above 500 metres. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southerly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 2 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 12.

Monday 20 August

Cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Snow possible above 800 metres. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around minus 1 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 11.

Tuesday 21 August

Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 4 with daytime temperatures reaching around 12.

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

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