Central West Weather
Central West Forecast
Wednesday Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm west of Longreach early this evening. Light winds.
Thursday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the southeast in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Longreach in the late morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming W/NW 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon. Winds W/NW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon.
Saturday Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NW/SW 15 to 25 km/h tending S/SW during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming SE/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then tending E/NE 15 to 25 km/h during the evening.
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