Western District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Friday 6 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A fresh to strong and gusty west to southwesterly flow over Tasmania will gradually ease during Saturday as a high begins to approach from the northwest. The high will pass to the north of Tasmania on Sunday, extending a ridge over the state, before moving eastwards into the Tasman Sea by Sunday evening. Warm northerly winds will be directed over Tasmania on Monday, before a trough crosses the state in the evening, bringing a cooler westerly flow. A weak front is expected to cross early Tuesday and weaken to a trough about the north, while a ridge extending from the Bight moves over southern Tasmania.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 1000 metres. Winds westerly 35 to 50 km/h.

Saturday 7 December

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 1000 metres early. Heavy falls possible about higher ground. Winds westerly 30 to 45 km/h turning southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 14.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Wind easing. Strahan 8 15
Showers. Wind easing. Melaleuca 7 14
Showers. Queenstown 7 13
Showers. Rosebery 6 14

Sunday 8 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a light shower in the early morning. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 21.

Monday 9 December

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of light showers, most likely in the evening. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h shifting west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27.

Tuesday 10 December

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 17.

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

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