Forecast issued at 4:45 am WST on Thursday 5 December 2013.
Northern Western Australia
A broad trough lies over central parts of the state with a mostly westerly flow over the Kimberley and Pilbara
Southern and Central Western Australia
A strong ridge of high pressure southwest of the state will slowly move into the Bight over the next few days, producing fresh easterly winds over the southern half. On Thursday a surface trough will deepen near the west coast, before moving east later Friday and on Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms over the Kimberley, Interior, inland Pilbara, Gascoyne, northern Goldfields and northern parts of the SW Land Division.
Friday 6 December
Showers and thunderstorms over most of the state, apart from eastern parts of the Interior and southern parts of the Southwest district.
Saturday 7 December
Showers and thunderstorms over the Kimberley, central and eastern Pilbara, eastern Gascoyne, Interior, the Goldfields, Eucla and southeastern parts of the SW Land Division. Morning drizzle along the western south coast.
Sunday 8 December
Showers and thunderstorms over the Kimberley, inland Pilbara, Gascoyne, Interior, the far northern Goldfields and the Eucla. Morning drizzle along the western south coast.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm WST Thursday.