Lower Western Weather
Lower Western Forecast
Tuesday Very hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the far east during this afternoon and early evening. Winds NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending NW/NE 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending W/NW 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 40s.
Wednesday Very hot and mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the north, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the afternoon. Winds NW/SW 15 to 25 km/h tending S/SE 20 to 30 km/h before dawn.
Thursday Hot and mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the west in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northwest in the afternoon and evening. Winds S/SE 15 to 25 km/h shifting N/NW during the day.
Friday Hot. Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the morning and afternoon. Winds NW 20 to 30 km/h turning SW 30 to 40 km/h during the morning then decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h during the evening.
Lower Western Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||25||43||20%||< 1mm||Nil||NE 16||18||NW 21||9|
||25||45||40%||< 1mm||Nil||N 21||36||NW 23||14|
Less than three weeks into 2017, the desert town of Tennant Creek in the NT is already just 89 millimetres shy of reaching its average yearly rainfall, with the unusual downpour said to be leading to an influx of creepy crawlies.
Rain has continued to fall in parts of Central Australia, ensuring the current greenery continues.
The Great Northern Highway has been closed between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, as rivers rise across northern Western Australia following a week of steady rain.