Central Wheatbelt District

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am WST on Wednesday 28 February 2024.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough extends from northeast Gascoyne to the Interior, as a high pressure ridge builds south of the State. A weak cold front is brushing past the southeast coast ahead of the ridge. A new trough will develop down the west coast on Wednesday and deepen later in the week.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Mostly sunny. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 33.

Fire Danger
Mortlock: Moderate
Karroun: Moderate
Avon: Moderate
Lockwood: Moderate

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Dalwallinu 31
Mostly sunny. Northam 30
Mostly sunny. Merredin 28
Mostly sunny. Southern Cross 29

Thursday 29 February

Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the afternoon and early evening. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

Friday 1 March

Mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southeasterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 36.

Saturday 2 March

Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds easterly 25 to 35 km/h increasing to 25 to 40 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 35.

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

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