Western District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Saturday 23 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge extends across Bass Strait today and will weaken on Sunday with north to northeasterly winds developing. Northwesterly winds will freshen on Monday, bringing hot to very hot conditions to the east and south, ahead of a cold front crossing Tasmania in the late evening and early Tuesday morning. The cold front brings cooler southwesterly winds, with an embedded trough in the flow set to cross the state late Tuesday morning and afternoon. A high pressure system sits to the southwest of Tasmania on Wednesday, directing a southeasterly wind flow over the state.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the south later this evening. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Sunday 24 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the far south, most likely in the afternoon. Near zero chance of showers elsewhere. Winds northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:20am to 5:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Strahan 11 25
Shower or two. Melaleuca 13 24
Partly cloudy. Queenstown 11 27
Partly cloudy. Rosebery 11 29

Monday 25 January

Hot. Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h turning west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Tuesday 26 January

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h turning south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 19.

Wednesday 27 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower north of Strahan, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h turning east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 22.

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

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