North West Coast Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Saturday 31 January 2015.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure lies to the south of Tasmania, while a low pressure system lies to the east of the state. The ridge to the south will weaken today as the low continues to move southward directing a fresh southerly flow over Tasmania. The low will slowly move away to the southeast during Sunday while a strong high south of the Bight will remain almost stationary through Sunday and Monday directing a southwesterly flow over Tasmania. A southwest flow persists into Tuesday with a front approaching late in the day.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. Winds southerly 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 19 and 23.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:30 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Burnie 21
Cloudy. Deloraine 22
Partly cloudy. Devonport 22
Partly cloudy. Smithton 22
Partly cloudy. Ulverstone 22
Partly cloudy. Wynyard 23

Sunday 1 February

Mostly sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly in the middle of the day then tending south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.

Monday 2 February

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the east. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.

Tuesday 3 February

Partly cloudy. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 26.

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

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