North West Coast Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Tuesday 21 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high to the east of Tasmania will move slowly eastwards tonight and tomorrow as a weakening cold front passes to the south of the state Wednesday evening, while a trough moves over the north. On Thursday, a new high will move past the south of Tasmania to be over the Tasman Sea early Friday. A complex area of low pressure near Adelaide is expected to move into Victoria late on Friday and extend another trough over Tasmania as yet another front approaches the west. The front and trough will move to the east of the state early on Saturday to be replaced by a ridge extending from another high centred over the Bight.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Mostly clear. Winds east to northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h.

Wednesday 22 October

Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon then south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 21.

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Burnie 10 19
Possible afternoon shower. Deloraine 6 21
Partly cloudy. Devonport 8 19
Partly cloudy. Smithton 9 19
Partly cloudy. Ulverstone 10 19
Partly cloudy. Wynyard 8 19

Thursday 23 October

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds southerly 20 to 30 km/h shifting east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.

Friday 24 October

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending northeasterly during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.

Saturday 25 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the evening. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending south to southeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 20.

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

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