Western District Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Tuesday 21 November 2017.

Weather Situation

A high to the east of Tasmania will move over New Zealand on Wednesday and then remain stationary. A trough and low pressure system over the Bight will move slowly eastwards so that the trough will be over western Victoria on Thursday and then over Tasmania on Friday and Saturday. The low will gradually weaken and move south over the coming days.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Clear. Winds southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly in the late evening.

Wednesday 22 November

Hot and sunny. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening then tending northeast to southeasterly in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 9:00am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Strahan 13 29
Hot and sunny. Melaleuca 13 30
Hot and sunny. Queenstown 14 31
Hot and sunny. Rosebery 11 31

Thursday 23 November

Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower about higher ground in the afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm about higher ground in the afternoon and early evening. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 29.

Friday 24 November

Partly cloudy. The chance of morning fog north of Strahan. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.

Saturday 25 November

Mostly sunny morning. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds northeasterly and light increasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 30.

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

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