Western District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EST on Friday 17 August 2018.

Weather Situation

A cold front will cross Tasmania late today and early Saturday. An area of low pressure will pass near the south of Tasmania during Saturday, with an associated trough to cross the state later in the day. A cold south to southwesterly flow will prevail over Tasmania on Sunday. A weak ridge of high pressure will cross Tasmania early on Monday, followed by a cold front during the day. On Tuesday, a high to the north of Tasmania will direct a west to southwesterly flow over the state.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 1100 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm near the coast later this evening. Winds northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the late evening.

Saturday 18 August

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 500 metres in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning west to southwesterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 5 and 10.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Strahan 7 10
Showers. Melaleuca 7 10
Showers. Queenstown 6 9
Showers. Rosebery 5 9

Sunday 19 August

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Snow falling above 300 metres. Winds southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h turning southerly 30 to 45 km/h during the morning then tending south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 4 and 9.

Monday 20 August

Cloudy. Areas of morning frost about higher ground. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 700 metres. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning westerly 25 to 35 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 5 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 5 and 10.

Tuesday 21 August

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 700 metres. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h turning southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 11.

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

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