North West Coast Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

Weather Situation

A weak cold front over Tasmania will move to the east tonight, in a westerly flow, as a high moves south of South Australia. The high will move to the northwest of Tasmania during Wednesday and weaken while a new high centre will develop east of the state. This high will track eastwards over the Tasman Sea during Thursday. The next cold front will approach the west of Tasmania late Thursday before weakening and crossing the state early Friday as a ridge extends to the north. Another cold front will cross Tasmania later Saturday with westerly winds shifting southerly.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the west, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Wednesday 24 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a light shower in the far west in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds southwest to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 16.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:40am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Burnie 5 17
Partly cloudy. Deloraine 3 16
Partly cloudy. Devonport 6 16
Partly cloudy. Smithton 6 16
Partly cloudy. Ulverstone 6 15
Partly cloudy. Wynyard 4 17

Thursday 25 October

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the evening. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 16.

Friday 26 October

Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the west. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h turning southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 17.

Saturday 27 October

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the west, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 25 to 40 km/h during the day then turning south to southwesterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 17.

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

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