Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Western Australia Forecast
Issued at 4:30 pm WST on Tuesday 16 October 2018
for the period until midnight WST Saturday 20 October 2018.

Warning Information
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Weather Situation – Northern Western Australia
A trough near the Pilbara coast and Kimberley coast will move east on Thursday into the North Interior.

Weather Situation – Southern and Central Western Australia
A trough deepening near the west coast will move inland during Wednesday and Thursday. A strong cold front will move across southern parts of the State during Thursday. A ridge will develop over the Geraldton coast during Friday. A weak cold front will brush the southwest of the State during Sunday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday 16 October
Generally sunny across the State.

Forecast for Wednesday 17 October
Showers and thunderstorms in the north and east Kimberley. Showers developing near the Southwest Capes towards midnight. Gusty northeast to northerly winds over the inland Gascoyne and adjacent South West Land Division.

Forecast for Thursday 18 October
Showers extending throughout the South West Land Division during the morning, reaching the southwest Goldfields in the afternoon and the far western Eucla in the evening. Thunderstorm developing near the west coast in the morning and along the south coast in the afternoon and evening with small hail possible near the south coast later. Showers also possible over the southern and western Gascoyne during the morning and early afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms over the north and east Kimberley. Hot to very hot and windy over the eastern Gascoyne, Goldfields, Eucla and South Interior, with areas of blowing dust possible in the afternoon. Small hail possible near the western south coast in the evening.

Forecast for Friday 19 October
Showers near the west coast south of Dongara, mostly morning Showers near the south coast and Eucla coast. Showers and thunderstorms over the north and east Kimberley during the afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Saturday 20 October
Showers southwest of a line Lancelin to Albany, mostly in the afternoon for inland parts. Showers and thunderstorms over the north and east Kimberley during the afternoon and evening.

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

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