Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia Forecast
Issued at 4:30 pm WST on Wednesday 15 January 2020
for the period until midnight WST Sunday 19 January 2020.
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Weather Situation – Northern Western Australia
Tropical Cyclone Claudia lies well offshore from the North West Cape and is moving southwest. A broad trough lies inland of the Pilbara coast, with another trough deepening over eastern parts of the Interior on Thursday.
Weather Situation – Southern and Central Western Australia
A ridge of high pressure is developing to the south of the State. A trough near the west coast will deepen further for the remainder of Wednesday and Thursday, moving east into the central South West Land Division on Friday. Another trough will develop through the Interior on Wednesday and extend towards northern parts of the South West Land Division on Thursday. A weak cold front will skim the south coast on Friday, with a new ridge of high pressure developing to the south of the State in its wake on Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday 15 January
Showers and thunderstorms over the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, northern and western Interior, Goldfields, Eucla and over northeastern parts of the South West Land Division. Light showers about the South Coast and Southeast Coastal districts.
Forecast for Thursday 16 January
Showers and thunderstorms over the Kimberley, Pilbara, inland Gascoyne, northern and western Interior, Goldfields and over central and northeastern parts of the South West Land Division. Showers over the South Coastal and South East Coastal districts.
Forecast for Friday 17 January
Showers and thunderstorms over the Kimberley, Pilbara, inland Gascoyne, far northern and western parts of the Interior, the Goldfields, western Eucla and eastern parts of the South West Land Division. Showers about the south coast and adjacent inland areas west of Bremer Bay.
Forecast for Saturday 18 January
Showers and thunderstorms over the Kimberley, Pilbara, eastern Gascoyne, Interior, the Goldfields and Eucla. Showers for the southeast South West Land Division.
Forecast for Sunday 19 January
Showers and thunderstorms over the Kimberley, Pilbara, northern Interior and Gascoyne.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am WST Thursday.
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