North West Coast Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Saturday 28 February 2015.

Weather Situation

A trough and cold front are expected to cross Tasmania this afternoon, with an associated low to pass to the south overnight into Sunday. A cooler southwesterly airstream will ease during Sunday as a high moves over the Bight, then nears King Island in the evening. The high will move away to the east of Tasmania on Monday with a trough expected to cross the state later in the day and a cold front to cross overnight into Tuesday with a more westerly flow to follow.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain, becoming less likely later tonight. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 18 and 22.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 10:10 am to 4:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Rain. Possible late storm. Burnie 21
Rain. Possible late storm. Deloraine 21
Rain. Possible late storm. Devonport 21
Rain. Possible late storm. Smithton 21
Rain. Possible late storm. Ulverstone 21
Rain. Possible late storm. Wynyard 22

Sunday 1 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the west in the morning and early afternoon. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 22.

Monday 2 March

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 22.

Tuesday 3 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 21.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EDT Saturday.

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