Central West Weather
Central West Forecast
Wednesday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of patchy rain south of Longreach, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds NW/NE 15 to 25 km/h.
Thursday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds NW/NE 25 to 35 km/h tending W/SW in the morning.
Friday Sunny. Winds W/SW 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Saturday Sunny. Light winds.
Sunday Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds E/NE and light tending N/NE 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then shifting S/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.
Central West Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||7||24||5%||< 1mm||Nil||W 5||50||WNW 7||30|
||7||25||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 7||51||WNW 7||30|
||8||27||10%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 8||48||S 2||23|
Power is gradually being turned back on across parts of South Australia but much of the state remains in darkness after a widespread blackout.
South Australia and its 1.677 million residents were left without power on Wednesday evening following severe storms.
Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg says serious questions will be raised about how the entirety of South Australia could be left without electricity in the wake of a huge storm, dubbed the largest in 50 years.