North West Coast Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EST on Tuesday 4 August 2020.

Weather Situation

A complex area of low pressure sits off Tasmania's east coast, bringing a cold southerly stream with strong and gusty southerly winds. The low pressure system will deepen on Wednesday with the stream tending southwesterly as the low moves slowly eastwards over the Tasman Sea on Wednesday evening. Southwesterly winds moderate on Thursday as a large high pressure system over the Southern Ocean extends a ridge over Tasmania. The ridge will strengthen over the state on Friday and Saturday causing the winds to ease further.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain, most likely later this evening. Snow falling above 400 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far west early this evening. Winds south to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h increasing to 25 to 40 km/h in the late evening.

Wednesday 5 August

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of rain in the early morning. Snow possible above 600 metres. Winds south to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 4 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 6 and 10.

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Burnie 1 11
Early rain at times. Deloraine -1 9
Partly cloudy. Devonport 3 11
Mostly sunny. Smithton 1 11
Partly cloudy. Ulverstone 1 11
Mostly sunny. Wynyard 0 11

Thursday 6 August

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the east. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 5 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 12.

Friday 7 August

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 3 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 12.

Saturday 8 August

Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost in the east. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 13.

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

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