North West Coast Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Thursday 21 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A weak trough lies over northern Tasmania, while a high moves west of King Island tonight. The high will remain to the west of Tasmania on Friday, while a cold front approaches from the southwest and brushes southern Tasmania late in the evening. As the front moves away early Saturday, the high will slowly move to the south of the state, bringing settled weather and warmer conditions on Sunday as the high moves away to the east and a northeasterly stream develops. The high will track over the Tasman Sea during Monday directing a warm to locally hot northerly stream over Tasmania, ahead of a cold front approaching from the west late.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the far west early this evening. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Friday 22 February

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 24.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:50am to 5:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Burnie 9 23
Partly cloudy. Deloraine 7 24
Mostly sunny. Devonport 10 24
Cloudy. Smithton 10 22
Partly cloudy. Ulverstone 9 24
Partly cloudy. Wynyard 9 23

Saturday 23 February

Sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h changing north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Sunday 24 February

Mostly sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 23.

Monday 25 February

Partly cloudy. Winds east to northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

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

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