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Central West Forecast

  • Wednesday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the northwest, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible heavy falls in the northwest early this evening. Winds NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h.

  • Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers west of Longreach, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon. Winds E/NE 15 to 25 km/h turning SE 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon.

  • Friday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southwest in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm west of Longreach in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then turning SE 20 to 30 km/h during the morning.

  • Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower south of Longreach in the afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming NE 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day.

  • Sunday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds NE 15 to 20 km/h tending NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the evening.

Issued Wed 16:15 EST

Central West Observations

Latest Observations
Station
Time Wind dir Wind spd Wind gust Tmp Dew pt Feels like RH Fire Rain Pres
km/h km/h °C °C °C % mm hPa
15:00 EST
NE 4   32.4 19.0 34.0 45 9 0 -
03:40 EST
ENE 9 9 24.2 19.3 24.2 74 3 0.0 1014.5
03:30 EST
E 13 13 25.7 20.2 26.9 71 4 7.4 1013.1
09:00 EST
N 19   28.9 20.9 31.0 62 6 0 1014.6
03:40 EST
NNW 4 4 24.2 23.7 24.2 97 1 7.2 -
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