Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia Forecast
Issued at 4:30 pm WST on Wednesday 11 March 2020
for the period until midnight WST Sunday 15 March 2020.
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Weather Situation – Northern Western Australia
A trough lies over inland parts of the Pilbara and extends into the Interior. A tropical low is north of the central Pilbara coast and will brush past the North West Cape on Thursday night, likely remaining off the west Pilbara coast on Friday. The low will move away to the south during the weekend, while a trough will lie over the Pilbara and inland Kimberley. For more details on the tropical low, refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/nwcyclone.shtml
Weather Situation – Southern and Central Western Australia
A surface trough is just inland from the west coast and will move eastwards through the South West Land Division tonight, continuing to move east through the Goldfields on Thursday. A cold front will brush the south coast on Thursday, with a new ridge developing south of the State in its wake. Another trough will deepen down the west coast on Friday, and a tropical low currently north of the Pilbara is likely to move down the west coast during the weekend, reaching the Southern Ocean on Sunday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday 11 March
Showers and thunderstorms over the west Kimberley, southeast Pilbara and North Interior. Possible thunderstorms near the central Pilbara coast this evening.
Forecast for Thursday 12 March
Showers and thunderstorms over the west Kimberley, Pilbara, northern inland Gascoyne and western Interior. Possible rain developing over the far western Pilbara during the evening. Showers near the south coast and adjacent parts.
Forecast for Friday 13 March
Showers and thunderstorms over the Kimberley, Pilbara, western Interior and Gascoyne. Areas of rain and possible thunderstorms developing over northern parts of the South West Land Division and Goldfields. Showers near the south coast and Eucla coast.
Forecast for Saturday 14 March
Showers and thunderstorms over the western Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, northern Goldfields, Western Interior. Areas of rain and possible thunderstorms over the South West Land Division, remaining Goldfields and Eucla.
Forecast for Sunday 15 March
Showers and thunderstorms over the western Kimberley, southern Goldfields and South West Land Division.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am WST Thursday.
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