Western District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Saturday 22 July 2017.

Weather Situation

A trough approaches Tasmania today embedded in a freshening northwesterly stream. A cold front approaches late this evening and will cross Tasmania on Sunday, with a cool southwesterly flow to follow in its wake. This flow will ease through Monday as a narrow ridge approaches from the west, with a low to approach the west of the state during Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. Morning frost about higher ground. High (80%) chance of rain, most likely during this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm with gusty winds near the coast this evening. Winds northerly 25 to 35 km/h turning northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h in the late morning and afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 8 and 13.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 1 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Rain developing. Possible late storm. Strahan 14
Rain developing. Possible late storm. Melaleuca 12
Rain developing. Queenstown 12
Rain developing. Rosebery 12

Sunday 23 July

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 500 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late morning then tending west to southwesterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 11.

Monday 24 July

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 700 metres. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 4 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 5 and 10.

Tuesday 25 July

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 900 metres. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning, then northwesterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 12.

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

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