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Launceston Forecast

Today 9°C
Tonight -2°C
possible_shower

Now

4.1°C rising
Updated at 09:00 EST

Central North for Wednesday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the late morning and afternoon. Snow possible above 300 metres, lifting in the afternoon. Possible hail during the morning and afternoon. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 6 and 9.

Currently at Launceston

24-hour graph
Temperature 4.1°C rising
Dew Point -1.1°C rising
Feels Like 2.4°C
Relative Humidity 69%
Wind icon
NNW 7km/h rising
Wind Gusts 9km/h
Pressure -
Fire Danger 1.5
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.4mm / -

Sun on Wed

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Sunrise sunrise
07:16 EST
Sunset sunset
17:20 EST

Nearby Now

Low Head 6.8°C
Devonport Ap 5.4°C
Launceston Ap 4.3°C
Scottsdale 3.1°C

Next 12 hours in Launceston

48-hour forecast

12pm

Chance shower
8°C

3pm

Mostly clear
8°C

6pm

Mostly clear
5°C

9pm

Mostly clear
2°C

Central North Weather Warnings

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Tas - Wed 05:00 EST
Gale Warning for Lower East, South East and South West Coasts. Strong Wind Warning for remaining waters except Derwent Estuary

Tas - Wed 04:18 EST
Road Weather Alert for for N W Coast, Central N, N E, W, Central Plateau, Midlands, E Coast, Upper Derwent Valley & S E due to ice and snow

Tas - Wed 04:14 EST
Bushwalking Alert for the Western and Central Plateau due to snow down to 200m

Tasmania Weather Update

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Launceston 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Wed
Aug 5
Thu
Aug 6
Fri
Aug 7
Sat
Aug 8
Sun
Aug 9
Mon
Aug 10
Tue
Aug 11

Possible shower

Frost then sunny

Frost then sunny

Frost then sunny

Possible shower

Showers

Mostly sunny
Maximum 9°C 12°C 13°C 13°C 12°C 12°C 13°C
Minimum -1°C -2°C -2°C -1°C 1°C 4°C 4°C
Chance of Rain 40% 5% 5% 40% 90% 70% 70%
Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 5-10mm 1-5mm 1-5mm
UV Index Low Low Low Low Low
Frost Risk Severe Severe Severe Severe High Slight Slight
  9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
Wind Speed 8
km/h
21
km/h
1
km/h
8
km/h
0
km/h
6
km/h
0
km/h
4
km/h
2
km/h
16
km/h
13
km/h
19
km/h
8
km/h
20
km/h
Wind Direction NW 8km/h
NW
WSW 21km/h
WSW
ENE 1km/h
ENE
SSW 8km/h
SSW
Calm
E
SW 6km/h
SW
Calm
ENE
NNW 4km/h
NNW
N 2km/h
N
NNW 16km/h
NNW
NNW 13km/h
NNW
WNW 19km/h
WNW
N 8km/h
N
WNW 20km/h
WNW
Relative Humidity 81% 54% 91% 54% 100% 53% 91% 55% 97% 68% 98% 56% 85% 61%
Dew Point -1°C 0°C 1°C 3°C 2°C 4°C 3°C 4°C 4°C 6°C 6°C 3°C 5°C 6°C

Launceston Sun & Moon Times

Wednesday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon set moon rise Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon
first light
06:47 EST
sunrise
07:16 EST
sunset
17:20 EST
last light
17:49 EST
moon
set
Wed 09:56 EST
rise
Wed 23:09 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 10°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

full climatology
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
10.2°C
-3.6°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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