Forecast issued at 4:30 pm WST on Saturday 29 April 2017.
Northern Western Australia
Severe Tropical Cyclone Frances lies to the north of the Kimberley and is likely to continue to track west-southwest over open waters well north of the State and slowly weaken. A high over the Bight extends a ridge through the Interior of the State whilst a weak trough lies near the Pilbara coast and Kimberley coast.
Southern and Central Western Australia
A high pressure system lies over the Bight and is expected to persist for the next few days. A weak cold front will affect the south of the State on Sunday, with a new ridge of high pressure developing in its wake during Monday and Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms over the northwest Kimberley.
Sunday 30 April
Showers and thunderstorms over the northwest Kimberley. Showers over southern parts of the South West Land Division, contracting to near southern coastal parts by evening.
Monday 1 May
Showers and thunderstorms over the Kimberley, mostly over central and northwestern parts. Showers and drizzle over southeast parts of the State and the south coast, contracting to coastal areas east of Albany in the afternoon.
Tuesday 2 May
Showers and thunderstorms over the northern Kimberley. Showers and drizzle over the Eucla and near the south coast east of Hopetoun, contracting to near coastal parts in the afternoon.
Wednesday 3 May
Showers or drizzle near the Eucla coast in the morning.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am WST Sunday.