Forecast issued at 4:45 am WST on Friday 29 August 2014.
Northern Western Australia
A ridge of high pressure extends from the northwest of the State to the Interior and is directing a moderate easterly flow over most parts.
Southern and Central Western Australia
A slow moving cold front lies over the southwest corner of the State and will move across the remaining South West Land Division during Friday and into Saturday. A second, weaker, cold front will brush the south coast during Sunday with a high pressure system forming in the Bight by Monday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
A band of showers and thunderstorms across areas southwest of a line from Mandurah to Hopetoun reaching areas southwest of a line Geraldton to Norseman by evening. The chance of damaging winds and heavy falls that could lead to flash flooding as the band moves across the Lower West, South West, Great Southern, South Coastal and southwestern Central Wheat Belt districts. Conditions easing from the southwest during the day.
Saturday 30 August
Showers over the South West Land Division, the southern Goldfields, western Eucla and the adjacent Gascoyne. Thunderstorms and showers in the Central Wheat Belt, southwestern Goldfields and the South East Coastal districts will ease during the day.
Sunday 31 August
Showers over the western and southern South West Land Division, southern Goldfields, Eucla and the adjacent Interior contracting to the south coast and Eucla during the day.
Monday 1 September
Morning showers in the Eucla and near the eastern south coast. Clear across the remainder of the State.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm WST Friday.