Central West District

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am WST on Wednesday 19 December 2018.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure lies to the southwest of the state and build across the southern parts of the state on Wednesday and Thursday before a high pressure system moves into the Bight on Friday. A trough begins developing down the west coast on Wednesday, deepening on Thursday and Friday and moving offshore of the west coast on Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southerly 25 to 35 km/h in the afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 31 to 36.

Fire Danger
Coastal Central West - North: Very High
Inland Central West - North: Very High
Coastal Central West - South: Very High
Inland Central West - South: High

Sun protection 8:00am to 4:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Kalbarri 32
Sunny. Geraldton 31
Sunny. Jurien Bay 29
Sunny. Morawa 35
Sunny. Moora 33

Thursday 20 December

Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning easterly 20 to 30 km/h before dawn then tending southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Friday 21 December

Very hot and mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the north in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northeast to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 25 with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Saturday 22 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h turning northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm WST Wednesday.

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