Pilbara District

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Forecast issued at 5:56 pm WST on Friday 27 March 2015.

Weather Situation

Moderate to fresh easterly winds across the Pilbara and Kimberley for the next few days. The remnants of ex-Tropical Cyclone Nathan is expected to pass to the north of the Kimberley and Pilbara over the next few days and remain below tropical cyclone intensity. Weather will increase over the western Pilbara on Monday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inland. Thunderstorms in western inland parts possibly severe with damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding early this evening. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly in the evening.

Saturday 28 March

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to 21 to 26 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Fire Danger
East Pilbara Coast: High
West Pilbara Coast: High
East Pilbara Inland: Low-Moderate
Ashburton Inland: Low-Moderate
Exmouth Gulf Coast: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 8:40 am to 3:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Exmouth 23 34
Mostly sunny. Onslow 26 35
Mostly sunny. Karratha 27 36
Mostly sunny. Roebourne 26 39
Mostly sunny. Port Hedland 26 38
Mostly sunny. Marble Bar 26 39
Possible shower or storm. Paraburdoo 22 35
Possible shower or storm. Tom Price 21 32
Possible shower or storm. Newman 21 33

Sunday 29 March

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the far west, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 30s.

Monday 30 March

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain in the west, medium (40%) chance elsewhere with the chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls exceeding 80 mm possible in the south. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 36.

Tuesday 31 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the southwest, slight (30%) chance elsewhere with the chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 38.

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

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