North West Pastoral District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:42 pm CST on Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Weather Situation

A vigorous cold front will move across western and central parts of the State on Thursday, then across eastern parts on Friday as a ridge of high pressure extends across the State from the west. A low pressure trough will move over the south of the State on Sunday.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Clear. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h.

Thursday 19 September

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower south of Woomera at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Areas of raised dust in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Coober Pedy in the evening, with gusty winds at night. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h increasing to 50 km/h before shifting south to southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 38.

Sun protection 9:10am to 3:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible dust. Becoming windy. Coober Pedy 17 37
Possible dust. Windy. Roxby Downs 13 35
Possible dust. Windy. Woomera 14 34
Afternoon dust. Windy. Pukatja/Ernabella 16 35
Possible dust. Windy. Marla 19 37
Possible dust. Becoming windy. Oak Valley 17 34
Possible dust. Windy. Tarcoola 15 38

Friday 20 September

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers or rain south of Woomera, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a gusty thunderstorm. Winds south to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.

Saturday 21 September

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost south and west of Coober Pedy. Winds southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.

Sunday 22 September

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost west of Coober Pedy. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 22.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am CST Thursday.

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