Northern Interior District

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm WST on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

Weather Situation

A trough lies near the Pilbara coast and extends into the southern Kimberley. The trough will drift south with a low pressure system developing over central WA on Wednesday. The low pressure system will persist through central parts of the state on Thursday and Friday, before contracting eastwards on during Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Clear. Light winds becoming southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Wednesday 24 October

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the Northern Territory border. The chance of a thunderstorm near the Northern Territory border. Areas of raised dust in the west in the afternoon and early evening. Winds northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending west to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 40s.

Fire Danger - North Interior: Extreme

Sun protection 7:50am to 3:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

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Thursday 25 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm, with gusty winds near the Northern Territory border in the afternoon and early evening. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h before dawn. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Friday 26 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the day then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Saturday 27 October

Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the east. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 36.

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

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