Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia Forecast
Issued at 4:45 am WST on Wednesday 5 May 2021
for the period until midnight WST Saturday 8 May 2021.
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Weather Situation – Northern Western Australia
A deep trough and associated cloud band lies near the far west Pilbara. It will
move slowly east during Wednesday and then weaken on Thursday. Another weak
surface trough lies near the west Kimberley coast, and will remain there for
the next few days.
Weather Situation – Southern and Central Western Australia
A trough lies off the west coast, with an extensive cloud band situated over
western parts of the State. The trough and cloud band will move east during
Wednesday before weakening over the South Interior on Thursday. A second trough
will move across the west coast on Thursday and a ridge will develop over the
south of the State during Friday and Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday 5 May
Showers, rain areas and possible thunderstorms over areas of the State
southwest of a line from Port Hedland to Eucla. Moderate to heavy falls
possible, particularly over the western Pilbara. Conditions near the west coast
easing during the day.
Forecast for Thursday 6 May
Showers across the South West Land Division and adjacent Gascoyne and
Goldfields, with thunderstorms possible southwest of a line from Geraldton to
Bremer Bay. Showers and thunderstorms over the central Pilbara, northeast
Gascoyne, South Interior and Eucla.
Forecast for Friday 7 May
Showers across most of the Southwest Land Division, easing from the west during
the day. Morning thunderstorms possible in the north, with afternoon
thunderstorms possible in the southeast. Showers and thunderstorms over the
Goldfields, Eucla and South Interior.
Forecast for Saturday 8 May
Showers near the south coast. Showers and possible thunderstorms over the South
Interior and eastern Eucla.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm WST Wednesday.
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