North West Pastoral District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm CDT on Thursday 22 November 2018.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system is now centred over the southern Tasman Sea, while a high has become centred well southwest of the Bight, extending a ridge over the west and north of the State. This high will move slowly eastwards on Friday, ahead of another low pressure system developing near the western border during Saturday morning then moving eastwards across the Bight during the day, before weakening and moving over central South Australia on Sunday. Another low is expected to develop in the far west on Monday.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Clear. Winds southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Friday 23 November

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower and a possible west of Coober Pedy in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then tending east to northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 37.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:00am to 5:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Coober Pedy 11 28
Sunny. Roxby Downs 9 27
Sunny. Woomera 9 25
Mostly sunny. Pukatja/Ernabella 14 35
Sunny. Marla 13 32
Partly cloudy. Oak Valley 11 36
Possible late shower. Tarcoola 8 26

Saturday 24 November

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower south of Coober Pedy in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h shifting southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 39.

Sunday 25 November

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower south of Woomera, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 34.

Monday 26 November

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower south of Woomera in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Coober Pedy in the afternoon and evening. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northerly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then tending southwesterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 39.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am CDT Friday.

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