Pilbara District

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm WST on Wednesday 22 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A broad trough extends from the inland of the Pilbara to the North Interior which will persist over the coming days.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Mostly clear. The chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the far east. Winds northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Thursday 23 January

Very hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the northeast in the afternoon and early evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast in the afternoon and evening. Winds south to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h tending east to southeasterly in the morning then tending south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 39 to 45.

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

Sun protection 8:10am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Exmouth 23 39
Sunny. Onslow 25 39
Sunny. Karratha 27 38
Sunny. Roebourne 26 41
Sunny. Port Hedland 28 36
Possible afternoon storm. Marble Bar 26 43
Sunny. Paraburdoo 25 43
Sunny. Tom Price 24 40
Sunny. Newman 25 40

Friday 24 January

Very hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the northeast in the afternoon and early evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon then tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 39 to 45.

Saturday 25 January

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the west. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then tending northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 40s.

Sunday 26 January

Very hot and mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the far east, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 40s.

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

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