Western District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Thursday 21 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A weak trough lies over northern Tasmania, while a high moves west of King Island tonight. The high will remain to the west of Tasmania on Friday, while a cold front approaches from the southwest and brushes southern Tasmania late in the evening. As the front moves away early Saturday, the high will slowly move to the south of the state, bringing settled weather and warmer conditions on Sunday as the high moves away to the east and a northeasterly stream develops. The high will track over the Tasman Sea during Monday directing a warm to locally hot northerly stream over Tasmania, ahead of a cold front approaching from the west late.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Friday 22 February

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers in the south, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 30 km/h before tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 18.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 10:00am to 5:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Strahan 11 18
Showers. Melaleuca 10 18
Shower or two. Queenstown 10 18
Shower or two. Rosebery 10 19

Saturday 23 February

Slight (20%) chance of a light shower in the early morning. Sunny afternoon. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h early in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 23.

Sunday 24 February

Sunny. Winds east to northeasterly and light increasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 27.

Monday 25 February

Mostly sunny. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.

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

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