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Launceston Forecast

Today 11°C
Tonight -1°C
late_shower

Now

9.3°C rising
Updated at 12:00 EST

Central North for Tuesday Partly cloudy. Areas of severe morning frost. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely during this afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 700 metres. Possible hail in the late morning. Winds NW 25 to 40 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures around 9.

Currently at Launceston

24-hour graph
Temperature 9.3°C rising
Dew Point 3.7°C rising
Feels Like 6.0°C
Relative Humidity 68%
Wind icon
NNW 25km/h rising
Wind Gusts 39km/h
Pressure -
Fire Danger 3.0
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.0mm / -

Sun on Tue

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Sunrise sunrise
07:17 EST
Sunset sunset
17:19 EST

Nearby Now

Scottsdale 8.1°C
Launceston Ap 8.0°C
Low Head 9.6°C
Cressy 8.5°C

Next 12 hours in Launceston

48-hour forecast

3pm

Shower
10°C

6pm

Slight chance shower
9°C

9pm

Chance shower or storm
8°C

12am

Slight chance shower
6°C

Central North Weather Warnings

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Tas - Tue 10:30 EST
Road Weather Alert for for NW Coast, Central N, NE, W, Central Plateau, Midlands, E Coast, Upper Derwent Valley & SE

Tas - Tue 10:28 EST
Gale Warning for Far NW, Banks Strait/Franklin Sound, E Flinders Is, Upper E, SE, SW, C N & C W Coasts. Strong Wind Warning elsewhere

Tas - Tue 10:16 EST
Warning to Sheep Graziers for the King Is, NW Coast, Midlands, Central N, Upper Derwent Valley, SE, Furneaux Is, E Coast and NE

Tas - Tue 10:15 EST
Bushwalking Alert for the Western and Central Plateau

Tasmania Weather Update

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Launceston 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Tue
Aug 4
Wed
Aug 5
Thu
Aug 6
Fri
Aug 7
Sat
Aug 8
Sun
Aug 9
Mon
Aug 10

Late shower

Possible shower

Frost then sunny

Frost then sunny

Frost then sunny

Possible shower

Possible shower
Maximum 11°C 9°C 12°C 13°C 12°C 12°C 12°C
Minimum -2°C -1°C -2°C -2°C -1°C 2°C 2°C
Chance of Rain 90% 40% 5% 5% 90% 90% 60%
Rain Amount 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm
UV Index Low Low Low Low Low
Frost Risk Severe Severe Severe Severe Severe Moderate Moderate
  9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
Wind Speed 10
km/h
28
km/h
10
km/h
22
km/h
3
km/h
11
km/h
0
km/h
6
km/h
0
km/h
7
km/h
3
km/h
16
km/h
7
km/h
17
km/h
Wind Direction NNW 10km/h
NNW
NW 28km/h
NW
NW 10km/h
NW
WSW 22km/h
WSW
NNE 3km/h
NNE
W 11km/h
W
Calm
ESE
SW 6km/h
SW
Calm
ENE
NNW 7km/h
NNW
N 3km/h
N
NW 16km/h
NW
N 7km/h
N
S 17km/h
S
Relative Humidity 89% 71% 83% 50% 88% 49% 93% 53% 90% 56% 96% 74% 100% 61%
Dew Point 2°C 6°C 0°C -1°C 1°C 2°C 2°C 4°C 2°C 4°C 5°C 7°C 4°C 4°C

Launceston Sun & Moon Times

Tuesday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon rise moon set Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon
first light
06:48 EST
sunrise
07:17 EST
sunset
17:19 EST
last light
17:48 EST
moon
rise
Tue 21:59 EST
set
Wed 09:56 EST
moon
Fri
Aug 7
moon
Sat
Aug 15
moon
Sun
Aug 23
moon
Sun
Aug 30

Launceston Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Tue
Aug 4
-2.5°C - 0.2mm
Mon
Aug 3
1.1°C 8.5°C 5.8mm
Sun
Aug 2
3.5°C 10.8°C 0.2mm
Sat
Aug 1
2.8°C 11.5°C 14.2mm
Fri
Jul 31
0.3°C 10.8°C 11.6mm

Launceston Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Aug
460.9mm
85.0 Day(s)
Total For 2015
384.0mm
79 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2014
413.5mm
76 Day(s)
Wettest Day
44.4mm
Jan 14
Lowest Temperature
-3.4°C
Jun 21
Highest Temperature
31.9°C
Jan 3

Launceston Almanac

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August Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
-2.5°C
4th
Lowest On Record
-3.5°C
1st 1997
Average This Month
1.2°C
-2.5°C
Long-term Average
3.7°C
August Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
11.5°C
1st
Highest On Record
20.3°C
26th 2004
Average This Month
10.3°C
-3.5°C
Long-term Average
13.8°C
August Rainfall
Wettest This Month
14.2mm
1st
Total This Month
20.4mm
4 Day(s)
Long-term Average
88.6mm
16.0 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
223.0mm
2013
Driest On Record
14.9mm
1982
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