North West Pastoral District Forecast

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Forecast updated at 8:17 am CDT on Saturday 19 January 2019.

Weather Situation

A trough of low pressure in the far northeast will remain near stationary for a few days. A high will move in south of the Bight today. An upper level disturbance will move over the west of the State on the weekend and across the agricultural area on Monday.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Very hot. Partly cloudy. Areas of raised dust east of Stuart Highway in the morning and early afternoon. High (70%) chance of showers in the far west, becoming less likely in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm west of Coober Pedy. Winds south to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 42.

Fire Danger - High

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Possible dust. Coober Pedy 40
Very hot and sunny. Roxby Downs 41
Mostly sunny. Woomera 38
Possible shower developing. Pukatja/Ernabella 39
Very hot. Possible dust. Marla 41
Showers. Oak Valley 26
Partly cloudy. Tarcoola 36

Sunday 20 January

Very hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the far west, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Local heavier falls possible in the far west. Winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending east to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then tending south to southeasterly 25 to 40 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 27 with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 41.

Monday 21 January

Very hot and mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then tending southeast to southwesterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 27 with daytime temperatures reaching 38 to 43.

Tuesday 22 January

Very hot. Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to 22 to 29 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 40s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm CDT Saturday.

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