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Launceston Forecast

Tonight 12°C
Tomorrow 24°C
late_shower

Now

18.2°C falling
Updated at 19:00 EDT

Central North for Friday Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming NW 25 to 40 km/h in the afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low 20s.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers in the afternoon. Winds W/NW 20 to 30 km/h tending N/NW 25 to 35 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Currently at Launceston

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Temperature 18.2°C falling
Dew Point 10.8°C falling
Feels Like 18.2°C
Relative Humidity 62%
Wind icon
NNW 25km/h steady
Wind Gusts 39km/h
Pressure -
Fire Danger 5.0
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.0mm / -

Sun on Fri

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Sunrise sunrise
05:32 EDT
Sunset sunset
20:41 EDT

Nearby Now

Launceston Ap 16.8°C
Cressy 18.3°C
Scottsdale 15.7°C
Low Head 17.8°C

Next 12 hours in Launceston

48-hour forecast

9pm

Clear
18°C

12am

Mostly clear
15°C

3am

Mostly clear
13°C

6am

Mostly clear
13°C

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National Forecast

Launceston 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Fri
Dec 15
Sat
Dec 16
Sun
Dec 17
Mon
Dec 18
Tue
Dec 19
Wed
Dec 20
Thu
Dec 21

Sunny

Late shower

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Cloudy

Possible shower

Sunny
Maximum 23°C 24°C 25°C 28°C 29°C 22°C 23°C
Minimum 9°C 12°C 10°C 11°C 15°C 15°C 10°C
Chance of Rain 30% 30% 20% 10% 60% 50% 20%
Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm
UV Index Very High Very High Very High Very High Extreme
Frost Risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
  9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
Wind Speed 11
km/h
24
km/h
17
km/h
21
km/h
8
km/h
11
km/h
4
km/h
12
km/h
11
km/h
30
km/h
26
km/h
32
km/h
18
km/h
24
km/h
Wind Direction NNW 11km/h
NNW
NNW 24km/h
NNW
NW 17km/h
NW
NW 21km/h
NW
SSE 8km/h
SSE
NNE 11km/h
NNE
NNE 4km/h
NNE
N 12km/h
N
NE 11km/h
NE
NNW 30km/h
NNW
NW 26km/h
NW
WNW 32km/h
WNW
WNW 18km/h
WNW
WNW 24km/h
WNW
Relative Humidity 57% 45% 69% 57% 61% 44% 70% 49% 67% 48% 73% 51% 57% 38%
Dew Point 8°C 11°C 12°C 14°C 10°C 12°C 12°C 16°C 17°C 17°C 13°C 11°C 8°C 8°C

Launceston Sun & Moon Times

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Sat 18:37 EDT
rise
Sun 04:57 EDT
moon
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Dec 18
moon
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Dec 26
moon
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moon
Tue
Jan 9

Launceston Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Fri
Dec 15
10.0°C 21°C 0.0mm
Thu
Dec 14
18.4°C 26.4°C 0.0mm
Wed
Dec 13
13.9°C 26.4°C 0.0mm
Tue
Dec 12
11.1°C 25.4°C 0.0mm
Mon
Dec 11
9.4°C 25.1°C 0.0mm

Launceston Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Dec
680.5mm
128.9 Day(s)
Total For 2017
585.5mm
112 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2016
954.5mm
140 Day(s)
Wettest Day
51.8mm
Dec 3
Lowest Temperature
-3.3°C
Jul 3
Highest Temperature
30.9°C
Mar 1

Launceston Almanac

full climatology
December Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
7.4°C
3rd
Lowest On Record
2.0°C
12th 1995
Average This Month
11.6°C
+0.8°C
Long-term Average
10.8°C
December Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
26.4°C
13th
Highest On Record
33.8°C
6th 1994
Average This Month
22.1°C
-0.4°C
Long-term Average
22.5°C
December Rainfall
Wettest This Month
51.8mm
3rd
Total This Month
72.0mm
3 Day(s)
Long-term Average
46.7mm
8.6 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
145.1mm
1985
Driest On Record
6.1mm
1983
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Weather News

Second surge of heat could challenge records

10:33 EDT

Another round of intense heat is about to sweep across southern and eastern Australia, challenging December heat records for the second time in a week.

Sydney weather: Temperatures hit 40C in western Sydney ahead of late cool change

18:43 EDT

Demand for ambulances has risen by 40 per cent across the Sydney metro area today, with temperatures in the western suburbs hitting 40 degrees Celsius.

How hot does it get in Australia?

14:43 EDT

With summer underway in Australia and heatwave conditions affecting a number of states this week, a lot of temperature observations are being compared to historical records.