Central Wheat Belt District

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Forecast updated at 4:46 pm WST on Thursday 22 June 2017.

Weather Situation

A slow moving low pressure system lies over northwestern parts of the Great Southern. This system will move northwards tonight and Friday towards the west coast and gradually weaken during the evening. During Saturday a new ridge of high pressure will build off the south coast. A trough will extend from the Pilbara to the South Interior on Monday.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the far southwest, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the afternoon and early evening. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Friday 23 June

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h shifting east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 19.

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

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Dalwallinu 10 17
Showers. Northam 9 16
Shower or two. Merredin 9 18
Shower or two. Southern Cross 3 19

Saturday 24 June

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the east, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 18.

Sunday 25 June

Partly cloudy. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching around 15.

Monday 26 June

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southeast. Areas of morning frost in the east. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 4 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16.

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

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