Western District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Friday 3 April 2020.

Weather Situation

An approaching cold front directs a northerly flow over the state today. The front will approach the west this evening and cross Tasmania early Saturday morning, bringing a cold, strong and gusty west to southwesterly stream with a complex area of low pressure developing south of Tasmania. The next cold front will cross Tasmania during the day on Sunday as a low moves near the state. A high will build to the south of the Bight during Monday, directing an easing southwesterly stream across Tasmania on Monday and Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers north of Strahan, high (70%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible hail and heavy falls north of Strahan. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h.

Saturday 4 April

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 600 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 14.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 11:40am to 2:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Possible storm. Strahan 8 15
Showers. Possible storm. Melaleuca 8 14
Showers. Possible storm. Queenstown 9 14
Showers. Possible storm. Rosebery 8 13

Sunday 5 April

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 600 metres. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning westerly in the morning then increasing to 30 to 45 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 6 and 12.

Monday 6 April

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Snow falling above 1100 metres. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h turning southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 13.

Tuesday 7 April

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 15.

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

Product IDT16070