Central Wheat Belt District

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm WST on Friday 18 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge lies south of the State and a high pressure cell will move into the Bight on Saturday. A trough will deepen near the west coast on Saturday before moving eastwards on Sunday, reaching the Eucla on Monday. Another ridge of high pressure will build over the southwest of the State in wake of the trough early next week.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Mostly clear. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Saturday 19 October

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the northwest. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening. Winds southeasterly 20 to 25 km/h turning east to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger
Mortlock: High
Ninghan: High
Avon: High
Jilbadgie: High

Sun protection 8:20am to 3:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Dalwallinu 14 34
Sunny. Northam 9 33
Sunny. Merredin 10 32
Sunny. Southern Cross 8 31

Sunday 20 October

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southeast. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the morning and afternoon. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h shifting westerly 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Monday 21 October

Cloud clearing. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Tuesday 22 October

Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am WST Saturday.

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