Pilbara District

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am WST on Tuesday 18 January 2022.

Weather Situation

A trough lies over the inland Pilbara to the North Interior and is expected to remain there for the next few days.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower inland during this afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm inland during this afternoon and evening. Gusty winds in the south during this afternoon and evening. Winds northeast to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 34 to 39.

Fire Danger
East Pilbara Coast: High
West Pilbara Coast: High
East Pilbara Inland: High
Ashburton Inland: Very High
Exmouth Gulf Coast: Very High

Sun protection 8:10am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Exmouth 33
Mostly sunny. Onslow 33
Partly cloudy. Karratha 34
Partly cloudy. Roebourne 36
Mostly sunny. Port Hedland 35
Mostly sunny. Marble Bar 39
Shower or two. Possible storm. Paraburdoo 38
Shower or two. Possible storm. Tom Price 34
Mostly sunny. Newman 34

Wednesday 19 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower inland in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h before dawn then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Thursday 20 January

Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Friday 21 January

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the northeast, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm inland. Winds northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 38 to 43.

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

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