North West Pastoral District Forecast

No warnings for South Australia

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm CDT on Tuesday 17 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is centred over the southern Tasman Sea. A trough of low pressure over the far southwest of the State will move over western and southern parts on Wednesday, then over the remainder on Thursday. A new high pressure system will move in south of the Bight late Thursday, then remain near stationary for the following few days.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far west later tonight. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to northeasterly in the evening.

Wednesday 18 October

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the far west. The chance of a thunderstorm west of Coober Pedy in the afternoon and evening with gusty winds. Winds north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending east to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the evening then tending southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Sun protection 9:20am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Coober Pedy 20 36
Sunny. Roxby Downs 20 35
Sunny. Woomera 21 34
Sunny. Pukatja/Ernabella 18 35
Sunny. Marla 19 35
Possible shower developing. Oak Valley 21 36
Sunny. Tarcoola 20 37

Thursday 19 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Winds southerly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 34.

Friday 20 October

Sunny. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.

Saturday 21 October

Sunny. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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