Forecast issued at 4:30 pm WST on Tuesday 24 May 2016.
Northern Western Australia
A trough extends from the Kimberley to the Pilbara. A ridge of high pressure will develop over central and southern parts of the State during Thursday and Friday.
Southern and Central Western Australia
A strong cold front is moving across southern parts of the State. A rain band will extend across central and eastern parts of the State before easing during Wednesday. A high pressure ridge will develop over central parts of the State during Wednesday before a second weaker front approaches the far southwest late on Wednesday evening, moving over the southern parts of the South West Land Division during Thursday morning.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
A band of rain and possible thunderstorms over the Gascoyne, northern Goldfields and Eucla, easing in the evening. Showers near the coast between Geraldton and Albany.
Wednesday 25 May
A band of patchy rain extending from the Gascoyne through northern parts of the Goldfields to the southern Interior and Eucla, easing from the west during the day. Showers about remaining parts of the Southwest Land Division, mostly near the west coast and south coast west of Albany. An increase in shower activity with thunderstorms possible near the southwest coast towards midnight.
Thursday 26 May
Showers with possible early morning thunderstorms through the Lower West and South West districts. Showers developing over remaining parts of the South West Land Division with thunderstorms extending along the south coast to Israelite Bay during the day. Clearing showers through the southern Gascoyne, Goldfields and southern Interior.
Friday 27 May
Showers near the south coast between Esperance and the South Australian border. Showers developing near the south west Capes, becoming more likely in the evening.
Saturday 28 May
A band of scattered showers and thunderstorms extending from the south west Capes early in the morning, reaching Geraldton to Esperance by noon. Falls easing inland and contracting to mainly southern coastal parts by evening. Showers possible over the northeast Gascoyne and adjacent Interior.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am WST Wednesday.