Western District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Friday 18 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure over Tasmania will move away to the east, allowing a northwesterly stream to strengthen ahead of a cold front to cross the state during the afternoon and evening. A cold and strong westerly flow will follow, and persist throughout the weekend, then gradually moderate late on Sunday as a high moves south of Adelaide. The high will slowly approach Tasmania during Monday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 600 metres late. The chance of a thunderstorm this evening. Possible hail this evening. Winds north to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h tending west to northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h in the late morning and afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 10 and 14.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 10:00am to 4:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Windy. Strahan 15
Showers. Becoming windy. Melaleuca 13
Showers. Queenstown 15
Showers. Rosebery 14

Saturday 19 October

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 600 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Possible hail in the morning and afternoon. Winds westerly 30 to 45 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 13.

Sunday 20 October

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 1000 metres. Winds westerly 30 to 45 km/h decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 14.

Monday 21 October

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EDT Friday.

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