Central Wheat Belt District

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am WST on Tuesday 24 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A strong cold front is moving across southern parts of the State. A rain band will extend across central and eastern parts of the State today, before easing during Wednesday. A high pressure ridge will develop over central parts of the State during Wednesday before a second weaker front approaches the far southwest late on Wednesday evening, moving over the southern parts of the South West Land Division on Thursday morning.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain, becoming less likely this afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the morning and early afternoon. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning and early afternoon then becoming light in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 18.

Fire Danger
Mortlock: Low-Moderate
Ninghan: Low-Moderate
Avon: Low-Moderate
Jilbadgie: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 10:20 am to 2:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Rain. Dalwallinu 18
Morning rain. Northam 19
Rain, easing. Merredin 18
Rain, easing. Southern Cross 18

Wednesday 25 May

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the southwest in the afternoon. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17.

Thursday 26 May

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the far southwest, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far southwest in the morning. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17.

Friday 27 May

Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.

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

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