Western District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Wednesday 29 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A west to northwesterly stream continues as a high over South Australia moves to north of Tasmania today, then over the Tasman Sea by this evening. A hot northwesterly stream will develop during Thursday with a cold front to pass the far south in the late afternoon. Northerly winds freshen on Friday as a cold front slowly approaches from the west. The cold front will cross the state during Saturday morning and afternoon.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers in the morning and early afternoon. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 19 and 22.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:20am to 5:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers clearing. Strahan 21
Showers clearing. Becoming windy. Melaleuca 20
Showers clearing. Queenstown 22
Morning showers. Rosebery 23

Thursday 30 January

Hot and mostly sunny. Winds northwest to northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h tending west to northwesterly in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 29.

Friday 31 January

Very hot. Mostly sunny morning. Very high (90%) chance of rain in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning north to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

Saturday 1 February

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Heavy falls possible north of Strahan. Winds north to northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h turning westerly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

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

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