IDW10100 Western Australia Forecast

IDW10100
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Western Australia Forecast
Issued at 4:30 pm WST on Thursday 21 March 2019
for the period until midnight WST Monday 25 March 2019.

Warning Information
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Weather Situation – Northern Western Australia
A broad trough lies near the coastal parts of the Pilbara and extends into the central parts of the Kimberley. Severe Tropical Cyclone Veronica lies well off the Pilbara coast north northwest of Port Hedland. The system is expected to track to the west southwest over the next few days, approaching the west Pilbara coast by the weekend and move over land by early next week.

Weather Situation – Southern and Central Western Australia
A broad trough lies near the west coast and will move into Gascoyne and Goldfields during Friday as a ridge of high pressure develops south of the State. The ridge will lie near the south coast on Saturday and Sunday as a cold front moves over south coastal parts later Saturday and Sunday. The ridge strengthens on Monday over southern parts of the state in the wake on the front.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday 21 March
Showers and thunderstorms over the north and west Kimberley, west Pilbara, Goldfields, Eucla and central and eastern parts of the South West Land Division. Showers near the south coast.

Forecast for Friday 22 March
Showers and thunderstorms over the north and west Kimberley, Pilbara, inland Gascoyne, southwestern Interior, Goldfields and over the Eucla. Showers and drizzle over the southern parts of the South West Land Division. Possible damaging winds and heavy rainfall near the west Pilbara coast, depending on movement of Severe Tropical Cyclone Veronica.

Forecast for Saturday 23 March
Showers and thunderstorms over the north and west Kimberley, Pilbara, inland Gascoyne, southwestern Interior, Goldfields, far eastern parts of the South West Land Division and over the Eucla. Rain developing near the Pilbara coast during the evening. Showers and drizzle over the southern parts of the South West Land Division.
Possible damaging winds and heavy rainfall near the Pilbara coast, depending on movement of Severe Tropical Cyclone Veronica.

Forecast for Sunday 24 March
Showers and thunderstorms over the Kimberley, Pilbara, northern Gascoyne, northern Goldfield and Interior. Rain over the northwest Pilbara. Showers near the south coast.
Possible damaging winds and heavy rainfall near the Pilbara coast, depending on movement of Tropical Cyclone Veronica.

Forecast for Monday 25 March
Showers and thunderstorms over the Kimberley, Pilbara, northern Gascoyne, northern Goldfield and Interior. Rain over the Pilbara. Showers near the south coast.
Possible damaging winds and heavy rainfall over the Pilbara, depending on movement of Tropical Cyclone Veronica.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am WST Friday.

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