Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Western Australia Forecast
Issued at 4:45 am WST on Saturday 14 January 2023
for the period until midnight WST Tuesday 17 January 2023.

Warning Information
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Weather Situation – Northern Western Australia
A broad area of low pressure lies over inland parts of the Kimberley and
Pilbara. A ridge over the west Pilbara will weaken during the weekend as a
trough deepens down the west coast, then will strengthen again on Monday as the
trough drifts inland.

Weather Situation – Southern and Central Western Australia
A trough extends from the Pilbara southeastward to the Southern Interior, with
the southern end of the trough moving towards the northeast. A weak cold front
is moving the south of the state. In the wake of this front a ridge of high
pressure will extend rapidly eastward and become established through central
and southern WA this morning. A new west coast trough will develop on Saturday,
moving inland on Sunday night and Monday as a new ridge strengthens across the
west coast.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday 14 January
Showers and thunderstorms over the Kimberley, eastern Pilbara, and Interior.
Thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall over the inland east Kimberley.
Possible light showers over the south coastal districts to the east of Bremer
Bay. Windy over southern and central parts. Very hot over the Pilbara and
northern and western Gascoyne. Cooler over the South East Coastal District,
Goldfields and Eucla.

Forecast for Sunday 15 January
Showers and thunderstorms over the Kimberley, east-central Pilbara, Interior,
and inland Gascoyne. Possible thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon, over the
Central West, Central Wheat Belt, northern Lower West, and Goldfields. Windy in
the morning over central parts and across the Darling Scarp. Hot to very hot
over the Gascoyne and Central West.

Forecast for Monday 16 January
Showers and thunderstorms over the Kimberley, Interior, Pilbara, eastern
Gascoyne, Goldfields, Central Wheat Belt, eastern Great Southern, South East
Coastal District, and Eucla. Thunderstorms may be severe over the eastern Wheat
Belt, eastern Great Southern, southern and western Goldfields and inland South
East Coastal. Light showers along the Albany coast. Hot to very hot over
central and eastern parts. Becoming windy about the Gascoyne, Central West, and
Lower West coast.

Forecast for Tuesday 17 January
Showers and thunderstorms over the Goldfields, Eucla, South East Coastal, South
Interior, Pilbara, North Interior, Kimberley and eastern Gascoyne. Hot
conditions over central and eastern parts of the state, warm to hot elsewhere.
Gusty south to southeasterly winds in the southern half of Western Australia.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm WST Saturday.

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