North West Coast Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Friday 21 November 2014.

Weather Situation

A trough lies near the northeast of Tasmania with a ridge of high pressure over the remainder of the state. This trough will weaken tonight while the ridge will move over the Tasman Sea on Saturday morning as a trough passes near the south of the state early morning and another trough crosses the state in the evening. A weak ridge will pass north of Tasmania during Sunday with a cold front to cross the state on Monday as an associated low moves to the south of the state. A trough will cross Tasmania early Tuesday with a cold front to approach the southwest late evening as a high over the Bight extends a ridge north of the state.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Clear. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Saturday 22 November

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds northwest to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h early evening then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Burnie 11 18
Shower or two. Deloraine 6 19
Shower or two. Devonport 10 19
Shower or two. Smithton 9 19
Shower or two. Ulverstone 10 19
Shower or two. Wynyard 9 19

Sunday 23 November

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of rain in the west at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.

Monday 24 November

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming westerly 20 to 30 km/h in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 19.

Tuesday 25 November

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 18.

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

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