Monday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers east of Mt Isa, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds SE 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible heavy falls. Winds E/SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming E/SE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning.
Wednesday Mostly sunny. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the northwest in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Mt Isa in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming SE 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then tending NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Thursday Sunny. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.
Northwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||24||38||20%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 13||57||ESE 19||27|
||24||38||5%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 16||36||SE 23||16|
||23||39||10%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 16||45||-||-|
||24||38||5%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 17||37||SE 24||17|
Western Australia's west is currently enduring one of its worst heatwaves in years, with records likely to tumble in some areas.
There are calls for the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) to shut its capital city forecasting offices and move its resources to the country.
Perth hit a scorching 40.4 degrees Celsius on day one of a heatwave that is expected to last for at least five days.