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Tasmanian Weather

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Fri 08:34 EDT
Current Warnings
 

Tasmania Forecast

  • Friday Warm-to-hot statewide. Dry and mostly sunny. Light winds.

  • Saturday Mild to warm throughout. Patchy light showers in the north, dry in the S.

  • Sunday Showers confined to N & W, mostly dry elsewhere. Warm in the south & east, milder in the west.

  • Monday Becoming sunnier. Mostly dry throughout. Mild with light winds.

  • Tuesday Mild with light winds throughout. A few light showers in the south and far north.

Tas Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Tue 16/01 Wed 17/01 Thu 18/01

31.4°C

Cressy
Hottest

27.2°C

Launceston

31.0°C

Ouse

36.3°C

Ouse

40.0°C

St Helens Ap

13.8°C

Maatsuyker Is
Coldest

1.1°C

Liawenee

1.1°C

Butlers Gorge

9.5°C

Maydena

-0.1°C

Mt Wellington

SSW 46km/h

Cape Grim
Windiest

51km/h

Scotts Peak Dam

57km/h

Mt Wellington

96km/h

Mt Wellington
-
no rain last hr Wettest

0.2mm

Marrawah

0.4mm

Cape Grim

0.2mm

King Island Ap

0.2mm

King Island Ap
Tasmania's Records for January
Max Min Rain
Highest 42.2°C at
Scamander in 2009
Lowest 2.1°C at
Mt Wellington in 2009
Highest 25.6°C at
Risdon in 1962
Lowest -4.0°C at
Liawenee in 2000
Highest 265.0mm at
Scamander in 2011

Tasmania Observations

Latest Observations
Station
(Group by district)
Time Wind dir Wind spd Wind gust Tmp Dew pt Feels like RH Fire Rain Pres
km/h km/h °C °C °C % mm hPa
18:30 EDT
SSW 46 54 17.2 15.5 17.2 90 3 0.0 1011.0
18:50 EDT
NNE 19 22 18.4 14.3 18.4 77 3 0.0 -
18:50 EDT
S 11 15 26.9 14.0 27.0 45 8 0.0 1010.9
18:50 EDT
SE 26 31 16.6 11.7 16.6 73 3 0.0 1013.5
18:50 EDT
SSE 22 26 19.1 15.4 19.1 79 3 0.0 1011.7
18:50 EDT
WNW 11 15 26.1 16.3 26.8 54 6 0.0 -
18:50 EDT
WNW 20 26 23.7 8.5 23.7 38 12 0.0 1014.7
18:50 EDT
W 11 13 18.6 10.4 18.6 59 4 0.0 -
18:50 EDT
SSW 20 24 18.5 13.1 18.5 71 3 0.0 1012.3
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18:30 EDT

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18:22 EDT

Melburnians — and the world's best tennis players — have battled through temperatures of about 42 degrees Celsius, as energy authorities curtailed some industrial users' power consumption and firefighters across Victoria stood on high alert.

SA heatwave will not affect power supply, Treasurer says, as TDU amateur cyclists ignore warnings

17:55 EDT

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