Pilbara District

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm WST on Friday 19 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A trough south through the central Pilbara and Gascoyne, contracting to the east Sunday. A new trough develops through the Pilbara early next week.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far east. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Saturday 20 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the far east, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h early in the morning then shifting north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to 23 to 28 with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

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

UV Alert from 7:50 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Exmouth 20 35
Sunny. Onslow 23 35
Sunny. Karratha 25 35
Sunny. Roebourne 24 39
Possible afternoon storm. Port Hedland 25 36
Possible shower or storm. Marble Bar 26 42
Possible afternoon storm. Paraburdoo 27 43
Sunny morning. Possible storm. Tom Price 26 39
Possible shower or storm. Newman 29 42

Sunday 21 December

Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the east in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwesterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Monday 22 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the far east in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Tuesday 23 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers and thunderstorms in the east in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 42.

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

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