Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia Forecast
Issued at 4:30 pm WST on Wednesday 14 August 2019
for the period until midnight WST Sunday 18 August 2019.
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Weather Situation – Northern Western Australia
A cloud band extends from the western Pilbara and into the Eucla. It will move east into the central Pilbara and Interior on Thursday, before clearing during Friday.
Weather Situation – Southern and Central Western Australia
A cold front and a mid level system are combining to produce rainfall over large parts of the area. Rainfall is expected to ease from the west during Thursday as a ridge develops over western parts of the State. Another cold front will move over the western and central parts of the South West Land Division during Friday before another ridge develops over central parts of the state during Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday 14 August
Showers and thunderstorms over the South West Land Division, southern Gascoyne, Goldfields and the western Eucla tending to rain over southern parts. Patchy rain areas over remaining areas southwest of a line Karratha to Eucla. Light falls expected.
Forecast for Thursday 15 August
Showers contracting to eastern parts and western coastal parts of the Southwest Land Division early morning and clearing by the afternoon. Possible thunderstorms over the southern Goldfields. Light showers persisting about the far southwest coast. Rain and possible thunderstorms about the Southeast Coastal District in the morning. Patchy rain in a band from Karratha to Eucla, moving east during the day.
Forecast for Friday 16 August
Patchy rain extending from the inland southeast Pilbara into the Interior, clearing during the day. Showers and possible thunderstorms developing about the SW Capes during the morning, extending to southwest of a line Kalbarri to Esperance by evening. Possible hail over far southwestern parts later in the evening. Widespread areas of morning frost over inland parts of the Southwest Land Division and southwest Goldfields.
Forecast for Saturday 17 August
Showers southwest of a line Carnarvon to Eucla contracting to far southern parts of the state during the morning. Hail and possible thunderstorms over southern parts. Possible snow on the peaks of the Stirling Ranges.
Forecast for Sunday 18 August
Showers, possible thunderstorms and hail near the south coast, contracting eastwards during the morning. Widespread areas of morning frost over inland parts of the Southwest Land Division and adjacent areas.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am WST Thursday.
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