Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia Forecast
Issued at 4:30 pm WST on Friday 12 October 2018
for the period until midnight WST Tuesday 16 October 2018.
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Weather Situation – Northern Western Australia
A weak trough lies across the central Kimberley with a generally westerly flow across the north over the weekend. A trough moves northwards across the area during Monday as a ridge of high pressure builds over southern WA.
Weather Situation – Southern and Central Western Australia
A mid-level disturbance and pre-frontal trough will approach the west coast overnight, affecting most of the Southwest Land Division during Saturday as it moves to the east. A cold front will move rapidly across the southern half of the State from Saturday night and during Sunday, bringing windy conditions to most parts. Conditions will clear from late Sunday and during Monday as a ridge of high pressure develops behind the front.
Forecast for the rest of Friday 12 October
Showers across the South West Land Division, mainly in the west. Showers and thunderstorms in the Kimberley and eastern Interior.
Forecast for Saturday 13 October
Showers and thunderstorms extending to southwest of a line Coral Bay to Eucla. Showers and thunderstorms in the far north Kimberley during the afternoon. Becoming windy through the Gascoyne in the afternoon.
Forecast for Sunday 14 October
Showers southwest of a line Shark Bay to Eucla, with the chance of thunderstorms south of a line Jurien Bay to Eucla. Showers and thunderstorms in the far north Kimberley during the afternoon. Windy over the southern half of the State, which could lead to areas of raised dust in the east.
Forecast for Monday 15 October
Isolated showers along southeastern coastal areas and isolated thunderstorms in the northeastern Kimberley, otherwise clear through most of the State.
Forecast for Tuesday 16 October
Isolated thunderstorms in the northeastern Kimberley, otherwise clear across the State.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am WST Saturday.
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