Tom Price Forecast

View the current warnings for Western Australia

Forecast issued at 5:00 am WST on Thursday 21 March 2019.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary
Max 37
Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 20%

Pilbara area

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the west, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then tending northwest to northeasterly in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 37 to 42.

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

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Exmouth 39
Possible storm. Onslow 40
Shower or two. Possible storm. Karratha 37
Shower or two. Possible storm. Roebourne 39
Shower or two. Possible storm. Port Hedland 36
Possible afternoon storm. Marble Bar 40
Partly cloudy. Paraburdoo 41
Partly cloudy. Tom Price 37
Partly cloudy. Newman 40

Friday 22 March

Summary
Min 23
Max 37
Possible afternoon storm.
Chance of any rain: 20%

Pilbara area

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h before dawn. Damaging wind gusts exceeding 90 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Veronica. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 36 to 41.

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

Saturday 23 March

Summary
Min 24
Max 35
Possible storm.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.4 mm
Chance of any rain: 30%

Pilbara area

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northeast to southeasterly 30 to 45 km/h increasing to 35 to 50 km/h during the evening. Damaging wind gusts exceeding 90 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Veronica. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 41.

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

Sunday 24 March

Summary
Min 23
Max 29
Possibly windy. Storm.
Possible rainfall: 20 to 35 mm
Chance of any rain: 100%

Pilbara area

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible in the north. Destructive wind gusts exceeding 130 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Veronica. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 38.

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

Monday 25 March

Summary
Min 22
Max 30
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Possible rainfall: 1 to 5 mm
Chance of any rain: 60%

Tuesday 26 March

Summary
Min 20
Max 31
Possible storm. Wind easing.
Possible rainfall: 0 to 4 mm
Chance of any rain: 50%

Wednesday 27 March

Summary
Min 20
Max 33
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 10%

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm WST Thursday.

Product derived from IDW14199 and IDW13210