North West Coast Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Wednesday 27 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A high over the Tasman Sea directs a northerly stream over Tasmania, while an area of low pressure over the Bight is expected to move towards the state today, crossing overnight then moving to the east of Tasmania early on Thursday. A weak front will cross the state Thursday evening embedded in the westerly flow before winds strengthen and tend west to northwesterly on Friday ahead of another cold front. The cold front is expected to cross the state early on Saturday, with a gusty conditions continuing through the day in the westerly flow.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely during this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm this evening. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then turning northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 9 and 13.

Sun protection 9:50am to 2:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Burnie 13
Showers. Deloraine 10
Showers. Devonport 13
Showers. Smithton 13
Showers. Ulverstone 13
Showers. Wynyard 13

Thursday 28 September

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending west to southwesterly early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 14.

Friday 29 September

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 1000 metres. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 14.

Saturday 30 September

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Snow falling above 600 metres. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 13.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EST Wednesday.

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