Western District Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Thursday 13 August 2020.

Weather Situation

An area of high pressure over the Tasman Sea, paired with a large and near stationary low pressure system south of the Bight, direct a north to northeasterly stream over Tasmania. A trough will cross the state this afternoon and evening from the northwest, before weakening. Moist east to northeasterly winds will develop on Friday, before tending easterly on Saturday as a low pressure system develops near the New South Wales coast, then moves close to the northeast of Tasmania on Sunday

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Cloudy. Patchy fog in the south early this morning. High (80%) chance of light rain, most likely during the morning and afternoon. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 10 and 15.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Light rain. Strahan 15
Light shower or two. Melaleuca 15
Light rain. Queenstown 15
Light rain. Rosebery 14

Friday 14 August

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers north of Strahan, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 17.

Saturday 15 August

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17.

Sunday 16 August

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly during the afternoon then tending east to southeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 14.

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

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