Central Wheat Belt District

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Forecast issued at 4:44 pm WST on Tuesday 16 January 2018.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system lies off the Lower West coast and will weaken as it nears the coast tonight. A ridge of high pressure will develop along the south coast on Wednesday and Thursday, with a high pressure system moving into the Bight on Saturday. A surface trough will develop inland from the west coast on Friday and extend southwards on Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe with damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding. Winds northwest to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Wednesday 17 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h early in the morning then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

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

Sun protection 8:00am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible early storm. Drizzle. Dalwallinu 20 29
Drizzle at times. Northam 19 28
Shower or two. Possible storm. Merredin 22 34
Shower or two. Possible storm. Southern Cross 21 35

Thursday 18 January

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of drizzle in the morning and early afternoon. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h turning southeasterly 20 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 33.

Friday 19 January

Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northwest in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Saturday 20 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

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

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