Central West Weather
Central West Forecast
Saturday Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers east of Longreach, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning. Winds S/SE 20 to 30 km/h tending S/SW 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then tending S/SE in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 40s.
Sunday Hot. Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the northeast in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm east of Longreach in the morning and afternoon. Winds S/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending S/SW in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening.
Monday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending NW/NE 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of rain, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds N/NE 20 to 30 km/h tending NW/SW 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then tending SE/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
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