Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia Forecast
Issued at 4:30 pm WST on Wednesday 17 April 2019
for the period until midnight WST Sunday 21 April 2019.
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Weather Situation – Northern Western Australia
A broad surface trough lies over the Kimberley and Pilbara. A ridge developing over the west of the State on Saturday will cause the trough to contract into the Kimberley.
Weather Situation – Southern and Central Western Australia
A ridge of high pressure lies over the southern parts of the State. A surface trough near the west coast will move inland and deepen during Thursday ahead of a strong cold front expected to reach the SW Capes during the evening. The strong cold front will move east across the southern parts of the State on Friday. A ridge of high pressure will develop over the South West Land Division on Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday 17 April
Chance of showers and thunderstorms over the northwest Kimberley, inland Pilbara and Interior.
Forecast for Thursday 18 April
Showers and thunderstorms over the northwest Kimberley, Goldfields and eastern Pilbara, eastern Gascoyne and far eastern parts of the South West Land Division. Showers and thunderstorms developing about the South West and southern Lower West and adjacent parts during Thursday night.
Forecast for Friday 19 April
Gusty showers and thunderstorms with small hail over the South West Land Division. Possible snow flurries on the Stirling Ranges in the evening. Showers and thunderstorms over the Goldfields, Eucla, Interior, eastern Pilbara and western Kimberley. Showers about the west Gascoyne.
Forecast for Saturday 20 April
Showers and thunderstorms over the south coastal districts with gusty winds and small hail. Possible snow flurries on the Stirling Ranges in the morning. Gusty showers over western parts of the South West Land Division contracting offshore in the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms in the Eucla, Interior, and western Kimberley. Chance of a showers about the southwest Gascoyne.
Forecast for Sunday 21 April
Morning frost possible through the Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt. Showers and thunderstorm about the north and west Kimberley. Showers about the south coast east of Bremer Bay, contracting to the Eucla by the afternoon.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am WST Thursday.
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