North West Coast Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:32 pm EST on Thursday 18 August 2022.

Weather Situation

A northwesterly airstream strengthening ahead of an approaching cold front, to cross Thursday afternoon. A ridge of high pressure is then expected to drift over the state on Friday, but will be short lived as another cold front is forecast to cross early Saturday. A cooler southwesterly airstream then follows on Saturday, easing and tending northwesterly on Sunday as a ridge crosses. A strong cold front moves over Tasmania on Monday morning.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, becoming less likely later this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west. Possible hail in the west later tonight. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.

Friday 19 August

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 900 metres. Possible hail in the morning. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the late morning and early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 13.

Fire Danger - No Rating

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers developing. Burnie 5 13
Showers developing. Deloraine 3 12
Showers developing. Devonport 5 13
Showers developing. Smithton 5 14
Showers developing. Ulverstone 7 13
Showers. Wynyard 4 13

Saturday 20 August

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the early morning. Snow possible above 900 metres. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h shifting southerly during the morning then decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 13.

Sunday 21 August

Cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the east. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 900 metres. Light winds becoming northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 13.

Monday 22 August

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 500 metres. Possible hail in the west in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 13.

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

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