North West Coast Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Friday 26 August 2016.

Weather Situation

A high over the Bight will move over South Australia today, producing a westerly stream over Tasmania that will freshen during Saturday as the high continues to track eastwards and a cold front approaches the state. The front will brush the south of Tasmania late on Saturday, with a weak ridge to follow during Sunday while a broad area of low pressure moves over the Bight. Another front is expected to move south of the state early Monday followed by a narrow and elongated high over the Southern Ocean, cradling the low over the Bight.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 1000 metres. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 10 and 13.

Sun protection 11:30am to 1:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Burnie 14
Partly cloudy. Deloraine 13
Partly cloudy. Devonport 14
Possible shower. Smithton 13
Partly cloudy. Ulverstone 14
Partly cloudy. Wynyard 14

Saturday 27 August

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the west, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 13.

Sunday 28 August

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northwesterly during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 14.

Monday 29 August

Partly cloudy. The chance of morning fog in the west. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 15.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EST Friday.

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