North West Coast Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Monday 5 December 2016.

Weather Situation

A westerly stream over Tasmania will persist into tomorrow, with a low expected to develop about the east coast overnight and move away over the Tasman Sea by midday tomorrow. A high will pass to the north of the state early on Wednesday and away to the east by evening as a cold front approaches. The cold front will cross Tasmania during Thursday, with winds shifting southwesterly as a low passes to the south. On Friday the southwesterly stream will tend westerly, as a high over the Bight slowly approaches.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Mostly clear. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Tuesday 6 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the west in the early afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 20.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:00am to 5:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Burnie 10 20
Partly cloudy. Deloraine 7 20
Partly cloudy. Devonport 9 19
Partly cloudy. Smithton 9 19
Partly cloudy. Ulverstone 8 19
Partly cloudy. Wynyard 9 20

Wednesday 7 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 30 km/h before turning north to northeasterly and becoming light during the afternoon and evening, then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.

Thursday 8 December

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds east to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h shifting west to southwesterly 35 to 55 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 20.

Friday 9 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Winds southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17.

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

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