Central West Weather
Central West Forecast
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the northeast, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds E/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending E/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the northeast, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds E/NE 15 to 20 km/h tending N/NE early in the morning then tending E/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers north of Longreach, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming N/NE 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the day.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending E/SE during the day.
Central West Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||22||37||20%||< 1mm||Nil||NE 15||55||SE 14||29|
||24||38||20%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 20||51||ESE 18||28|
||23||37||50%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 14||56||ESE 19||31|
WA's Kimberley is in the midst of one of its biggest wet seasons on record, causing headaches for emergency services, remote communities and cattle stations cut off by flooding, but it has not been all bad news for the region.
Some homes in the community of Borroloola on the Gulf of Carpentaria have been evacuated with 74 residents sheltering elsewhere, as they wait for Cyclone Alfred to make landfall about sunrise on Tuesday.
Shacks in the fishing village of King Ash Bay in the Northern Territory's Gulf of Carpentaria have been flooded by the McArthur River.