Western District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EST on Thursday 22 June 2017.

Weather Situation

A northwesterly stream over Tasmania will strengthen tomorrow ahead of a cold front, which will cross Tasmania in the afternoon bearing a cold southwesterly flow in its wake. The flow will tend west to northwesterly on Saturday before strengthening on Sunday ahead of another front which will cross the state later in the day. On Monday, a southwesterly flow will slowly ease as a high moves to the north of Tasmania.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of light showers. Snow possible above 1100 metres. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Friday 23 June

Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 400 metres in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Possible hail in the late afternoon and evening. Winds north to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h turning west to southwesterly 35 to 50 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 12.

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Strahan 8 13
Showers. Wind easing. Melaleuca 7 12
Showers. Queenstown 6 12
Showers. Rosebery 7 11

Saturday 24 June

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the late afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 400 metres. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending west to northwesterly during the morning and early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 5 and 10.

Sunday 25 June

Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 700 metres. Winds northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h turning westerly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 6 and 11.

Monday 26 June

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 800 metres. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 6 and 11.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EST Friday.

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