Western District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EST on Sunday 18 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A cold front is crossing Tasmania this evening, with winds shifting cooler westerly as an associated low passes to the south of the state. A trough embedded in the fresh to strong and gusty westerly flow will cross Tasmania during Monday evening, with another trough to cross early on Tuesday. The next cold front will cross Tasmania overnight into Wednesday, bringing a strong and cooler southwesterly flow as an associated low deepens over the Tasman Sea. A high over the Bight will move slowly eastwards on Thursday, extending a ridge towards Tasmania late in the day.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. Snow falling above 600 metres in the late evening. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late evening.

Monday 19 August

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. Snow falling above 300 metres, lifting during the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning. Possible hail in the morning. Winds southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h turning westerly in the late morning then tending west to southwesterly 35 to 50 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 3 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
Rain. Strahan 4 11
Rain. Becoming windy. Melaleuca 2 9
Rain. Queenstown 3 10
Rain. Rosebery 2 9

Tuesday 20 August

Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain. Snow falling above 700 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far south at night. Heavy falls possible. Winds westerly 35 to 55 km/h increasing to 40 to 60 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 12.

Wednesday 21 August

Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 400 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far south in the morning. Winds westerly 40 to 60 km/h turning southwesterly 35 to 55 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 5 and 10.

Thursday 22 August

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 400 metres. Winds southwesterly 35 to 50 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 5 and 10.

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

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