Tasmania Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Sunday 17 December 2017.

Weather Situation

A high just southwest of Tasmania currently extends a ridge just south of the state, while a trough lies near King Island. The high will move east along the ridge tonight, allowing the trough to continue west. A northeasterly flow will then follow on Monday, as the high continues east over the Tasman Sea, and a complex area of low pressure moves south of the Bight. This complex will then extend a prefrontal trough over Tasmania Tuesday morning, followed by a cold front later in the day, and yet another cold front on Wednesday as the low passes to the south of the state. A westerly flow will shift northwesterly on Thursday as yet another cold front approaches from the southwest.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Patchy drizzle about the east and possibly about the northwest in the evening, mainly inland. Fine elsewhere. Light winds and afternoon coastal sea breezes.

Monday 18 December

Fine apart from the chance of early drizzle about the east and northwest. Light winds and afternoon coastal sea breezes.

Tuesday 19 December

Cloudy with morning drizzle near the north and east coasts. Showers extending from the west during the afternoon and evening. Possible thunderstorms in the north and west. Hot in the south and east, with freshening northeasterly winds shifting northwesterly later in the day.

Wednesday 20 December

Showers about the west and far south. Possible showers in the north in the morning and afternoon, otherwise fine. Fresh and gusty west to northwesterly winds.

Thursday 21 December

Showers about the west and far south, otherwise fine. West to northwesterly winds.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Monday.

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