Forecast issued at 5:30 am CDT on Thursday 5 March 2015.
A weak middle-level cloud band will persist over the west of the State for the next few days. A cold front is moving across Victoria and another front will move across the Lower South East coast early Friday. A high southwest of Perth will then extend a ridge of high pressure over the Bight on Friday and the weekend. Another cold front will move over the south of the State on Monday.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
The chance of patchy rain over the Northwest Pastoral west of Roxby Downs and the Nullarbor Plain. The slight chance of showers about coastal districts, clearing early morning. Cool in the south grading to warm to hot in the far north. Moderate to fresh southwest to southeasterly winds.
Friday 6 March
The chance of patchy rain over the far northwest. The slight chance of light morning showers about southern coasts. Fine elsewhere. Cool to mild in the south, warm in the north. Light to moderate southwest to southeasterly winds.
Saturday 7 March
The chance of patchy rain over the far northwest. The slight chance of showers about southern coasts. Cool to mild in the south, warm to hot in the north. Light to moderate west to southwest winds, tending southerly in the west and north.
Sunday 8 March
The chance of showers about southern coasts, fine elsewhere. Mild in the south, warm to hot in the north. Light to moderate northwest to southwesterly winds. Cumulative rainfall totals until midnight Sunday are expected to be generally less than 2 mm, with possible falls of 2 to 5 mm in the Lower South East and about the western border.
Monday until Wednesday
Showers extending over the southern agricultural area and west coast on Monday, then contracting back to the coasts on Tuesday and clearing on Wednesday. Moderate south to southwesterly winds, becoming light to moderate southeasterly on Tuesday then northwest to southwesterly on Wednesday.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm CDT Thursday.