Lower Western Weather
Lower Western Forecast
Wednesday Hot and mostly sunny. Areas of raised dust in the southwest during this afternoon and evening. Winds N/NW 30 to 45 km/h ahead of a late S/SW 25 to 40 km/h change in the S. Daytime maximum temperatures around 40.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds W/SW 20 to 30 km/h tending S/SW 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon.
Friday Sunny. Winds S 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning.
Saturday Mostly sunny. Light winds.
Lower Western Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||17||37||5%||< 1mm||Nil||N 29||18||NNW 38||5|
||15||39||10%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 19||23||NNW 30||6|
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