Western District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

Weather Situation

A weak cold front over Tasmania will move to the east tonight, in a westerly flow, as a high moves south of South Australia. The high will move to the northwest of Tasmania during Wednesday and weaken while a new high centre will develop east of the state. This high will track eastwards over the Tasman Sea during Thursday. The next cold front will approach the west of Tasmania late Thursday before weakening and crossing the state early Friday as a ridge extends to the north. Another cold front will cross Tasmania later Saturday with westerly winds shifting southerly.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 800 metres. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h.

Wednesday 24 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the morning and early afternoon. Snow possible above 800 metres early then rising. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 15.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:50am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible morning shower. Strahan 7 15
Shower or two clearing. Melaleuca 7 15
Shower or two clearing. Queenstown 7 14
Morning shower or two. Rosebery 6 14

Thursday 25 October

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h early in the morning then tending northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 16.

Friday 26 October

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Snow possible above 1300 metres. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending west to southwesterly during the morning then tending west to northwesterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 14.

Saturday 27 October

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 900 metres. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 15.

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

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