Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Western Australia Forecast
Issued at 4:30 pm WST on Tuesday 23 October 2018
for the period until midnight WST Saturday 27 October 2018.

Warning Information
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Weather Situation – Northern Western Australia
A trough lies near the Pilbara coast and extends into the southern Kimberley. The trough will drift south with a low pressure system developing over central WA on Wednesday. The low pressure system will persist through central parts of the state on Thursday and Friday, before contracting eastwards on during Saturday.

Weather Situation – Southern and Central Western Australia
A ridge of high pressure lies near the south coast. A cold front approaching WA on Wednesday will weaken as it arrives at the west coast, with little rainfall penetrating inland. A low pressure system will develop over central WA on Wednesday and meander around the interior of the State until the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday 23 October
Light showers in coastal areas of the southwest between Cape Naturaliste and Albany. Showers and thunderstorms possible over the northern and eastern Kimberley during this afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Wednesday 24 October
Showers near the SW Capes, extending across western parts of the South West Land Division and into the southwest Gascoyne during the day. Possible thunderstorms about western coastal parts south of Kalbarri for a period during the day. Showers and thunderstorms also possible over the Goldfields, South East Coastal district, southwest Interior and western Eucla in the late afternoon and evening. Showers and thunderstorms in the north and east Kimberley and the eastern North Interior.

Forecast for Thursday 25 October
Showers near the south coast with morning showers near the Gascoyne coast. Showers and thunderstorms possible over the Goldfields, Interior, Eucla and eastern parts of the Gascoyne as well as across the north and east Kimberley.

Forecast for Friday 26 October
Showers and thunderstorms possible over the eastern Kimberley, Interior, Eucla and far eastern parts of the Gascoyne and Goldfields.

Forecast for Saturday 27 October
Showers and thunderstorms about eastern parts of the state. Isolated showers about southern coastal parts.

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

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