Central West Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 23 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A surface trough in the far southwest of the state will remain slow moving over the Channel Country. Moist and unstable air on the eastern side of the trough will support shower and thunderstorm activity over most eastern districts. Hot conditions with seasonal showers and thunderstorms will continue across the far north, with some locally heavy falls possible with storms. Dry conditions in the far southwest today.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning, possibly severe. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:20am to 4:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Possible storm. Longreach 36
Shower or two. Possible storm. Barcaldine 33
Shower or two. Possible storm. Winton 37

Friday 24 January

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers west of Longreach, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible heavy falls in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northwesterly in the morning then becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Saturday 25 January

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening with possible heavy falls. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Sunday 26 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening with possible heavy falls. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Thursday.

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