Western District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Sunday 16 December 2018.

Weather Situation

An area of low pressure lies to the south of Tasmania with a trough extending north over the state. The flow will tend southerly on Monday as the low moves away to the southeast and a high passes south of the Bight. The high will then move to the south of Tasmania on Tuesday, with winds to tend easterly later in the day. A low will develop southwest of Tasmania during Wednesday before passing to the south of the state on Thursday.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible hail and heavy falls early this evening. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h.

Monday 17 December

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h early in the morning then tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 19.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:50am to 5:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Strahan 14 19
Showers. Melaleuca 14 19
Showers. Queenstown 15 19
Shower or two. Rosebery 14 19

Tuesday 18 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to southeasterly in the late afternoon then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 23.

Wednesday 19 December

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.

Thursday 20 December

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 20.

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

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