North West Coast Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EST on Monday 24 July 2017.

Weather Situation

A weakening cold front lies near the south of Tasmania while a low and associated cold front lie over and south of the Bight. A westerly flow over Tasmania will shift northwesterly on Tuesday as the low and front slowly approach the state from the west. The low will pass to the south of Tasmania early Wednesday with a trough to cross the state in the morning before a ridge approaches late evening. The ridge will cross Tasmania early Thursday with northerly winds to then freshen ahead of a cold front which will cross the state early Friday, followed by another ridge later in the day.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the far west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 900 metres. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Tuesday 25 July

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending west to northwesterly in the late morning and early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 14.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 1 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Burnie 5 14
Showers. Deloraine 0 12
Showers. Devonport 3 14
Showers. Smithton 3 14
Showers. Ulverstone 4 14
Showers. Wynyard 1 14

Wednesday 26 July

Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers in the west, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far west in the early morning. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h early in the morning then becoming west to southwesterly and light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 12.

Thursday 27 July

Cloudy. Areas of frost in the morning, mainly in the east. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 1000 metres. Light winds becoming northerly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 4 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 13.

Friday 28 July

Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h shifting southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming west to southwesterly and light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 13.

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

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