North West Coast 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 30 to 45 km/h.

Saturday 18 August

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 600 metres in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h turning southwesterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 11.

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Burnie 5 11
Showers easing. Deloraine 4 9
Showers. Wind easing. Devonport 6 11
Showers. Smithton 6 11
Showers. Ulverstone 5 11
Showers. Wynyard 4 11

Sunday 19 August

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 400 metres. Winds south to southwesterly 35 to 50 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 11.

Monday 20 August

Cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the east. High (80%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 800 metres. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending west to southwesterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 5 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 11.

Tuesday 21 August

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the west, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 900 metres. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 12.

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

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