Western District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Thursday 23 September 2021.

Weather Situation

A cold front crossing Tasmania today brings a fresh to strong and gusty west to northwesterly wind flow over Tasmania. The flow will shift cold west to southwesterly during Friday as a stronger cold front crosses. The southwesterly flow will gradually ease during Saturday as a high moves to the northwest of Tasmania. The high will move to the north of Tasmania during Sunday as winds tend light westerly.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of showers, with gusty winds during the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 800 metres late. Winds west to northwesterly 40 to 60 km/h decreasing to 25 to 40 km/h in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 9 and 13.

Sun protection 9:50am to 2:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Wind easing. Strahan 14
Showers. Windy. Melaleuca 12
Showers. Queenstown 13
Showers. Rosebery 13

Friday 24 September

Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of showers or snow. The chance of a thunderstorm. Gusty winds and possible hail. Winds west to northwesterly 40 to 60 km/h tending west to southwesterly 35 to 50 km/h during the afternoon and evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 5 and 11.

Saturday 25 September

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers or snow, most likely in the morning and afternoon, with possible hail. Winds southwesterly 35 to 50 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 4 and 10.

Sunday 26 September

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Snow possible above 800 metres early then rising. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending west to northwesterly during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 4 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 12.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EST Thursday.

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