Western District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Sunday 24 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A broad and complex area of low pressure lies to the south and west of Tasmania. The system will track eastwards today and a weak low and associated cold front will cross the west coast tonight. A colder southwesterly stream will develop during Monday morning, then tend westerly on Tuesday as a high moves over Victoria. The high is expected to move over the Tasman Sea early Wednesday, while an area of low pressure over the Bight moves southeastwards, forecast to lie over Tasmania in the evening.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 1000 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Strahan during the morning and afternoon with gusty winds. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon then turning west to southwesterly in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 8 and 13.

Sun protection 10:30am to 2:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Strahan 14
Showers. Wind easing. Melaleuca 13
Showers. Queenstown 12
Showers. Rosebery 12

Monday 25 September

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 800 metres. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 6 and 11.

Tuesday 26 September

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Snow falling above 800 metres. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h turning northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 12.

Wednesday 27 September

Cloudy. The chance of morning fog north of Strahan. Areas of morning frost about higher ground. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 1000 metres. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 12.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EST Sunday.

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