Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia Forecast
Issued at 4:45 am WST on Wednesday 15 November 2023
for the period until midnight WST Saturday 18 November 2023.
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Weather Situation – Northern Western Australia
A broad low pressure trough lies through central parts of the State, moving
northward towards the inland Pilbara and North Interior by Thursday and Friday
as a high pressure ridge strengthens to the south.
Weather Situation – Southern and Central Western Australia
A generally west-to-east oriented trough lies through central parts of the
State. A high pressure ridge through southern parts of the State will
strengthen today, pushing the trough well northward through the Gascoyne and
Interior. The trough will also deepen down the west coast on Thursday and
Friday with a low developing within the trough near the Gascoyne coast. A broad
east to southeasterly flow is expected through most of southern and central WA
during the next several days with fresh and gusty periods of wind over central
parts and the Scarp.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday 15 November
Showers and isolated thunderstorms in the South East Coastal District and
adjacent Goldfields during the morning, storms possibly severe in the morning,
easing to isolated showers in the afternoon. Isolated showers along remaining
parts of the south coast and adjacent inland, mostly in the morning. Morning
cloud about the Central West, with possible early fog patches inland. Showers
and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon and evening, over the north and east
Kimberley and eastern Northern Interior, as well as the Central West and
Central Wheat Belt. Showers and storms in the Goldfields, Eucla and Interior,
with possible severe storms from the eastern Goldfields into the South Interior
during the day. Fresh and gusty winds through much of southern WA.
Forecast for Thursday 16 November
Mainly afternoon and evening showers and storms over the Central West, southern
Gascoyne, northern Wheat Belt, north-central Goldfields, and east-central
Kimberley. Showers and storms also likely through the southern Goldfields,
eastern South East Coastal District, Eucla, and Interior. Gusty east to
southeasterly winds about central and southern parts of the State.
Forecast for Friday 17 November
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon and evening, over the north
and east Kimberley and eastern Northern Interior. Showers and gusty
thunderstorms possible over the Southern Interior, Eucla, Goldfields, and
southern Gascoyne. Chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon and
early evening through the Central West, far northern Wheat Belt, and northern
and eastern Goldfields. Scattered showers and storms in the South Interior and
Eucla. Patchy fog in the morning inland from the northern Gascoyne coast. Fresh
and gusty winds in the morning across the Scarp and through central parts of
Forecast for Saturday 18 November
Chance of showers and storms, mainly in the afternoon and evening, over the
Central West, northern Wheat Belt, southern Gascoyne, north-central Goldfields,
eastern Eucla, Interior, and northern and eastern Kimberley. Windy in the
morning through central WA.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm WST Wednesday.
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