Western District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EST on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

Weather Situation

A weak cold front will cross Tasmania overnight, with fresh to strong westerly winds to shift northwesterly tomorrow with another more significant cold front to approach during the evening. This cold front will cross early Friday, as a deep low passes to the south, with a cold and active southwesterly stream to develop during Friday morning. The stream will moderate slightly on Saturday, as a high moves over the Bight, but then freshen again during the afternoon as another front approaches, crossing early Sunday. The westerly stream will ease during Sunday as a ridge approaches during Sunday evening.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. Winds west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h increasing to 35 to 50 km/h in the late evening.

Thursday 25 April

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds west to northwesterly 40 to 60 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 15.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 11:30am to 1:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Becoming windy. Strahan 10 16
Showers. Windy. Melaleuca 9 14
Showers. Queenstown 9 14
Showers. Rosebery 9 14

Friday 26 April

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 500 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Possible hail. Winds northwesterly 40 to 60 km/h turning west to southwesterly 35 to 50 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 5 and 11.

Saturday 27 April

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, with possible hail in the morning. Snow falling above 900 metres. Winds westerly 35 to 55 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 14.

Sunday 28 April

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds westerly 35 to 50 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 15.

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

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