North West Pastoral District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm CDT on Monday 27 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure over the south of the State will persist through to the middle of the week. A trough of low pressure lies over the far northeast of the State. A very hot northerly airstream will develop later in the week ahead of a trough of low pressure and associated upper feature that will drag tropical moisture into the State as the trough moves across the west and south on Friday and the northeast on Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Clear. Winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Tuesday 28 January

Very hot and sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:30am to 5:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Very hot and sunny. Coober Pedy 23 41
Sunny. Roxby Downs 22 40
Sunny. Woomera 20 39
Sunny. Pukatja/Ernabella 22 38
Very hot and sunny. Marla 22 41
Sunny. Oak Valley 15 39
Sunny. Tarcoola 19 40

Wednesday 29 January

Very hot and sunny. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 27 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 40s.

Thursday 30 January

Very hot and humid. Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower north of Coober Pedy in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Areas of raised dust south of Coober Pedy in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 43.

Friday 31 January

Humid. Partly cloudy. Areas of raised dust east of Stuart Highway in the afternoon. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible south of Coober Pedy. Winds northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to 23 to 29 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

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

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