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Central West Forecast

  • Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower east of Longreach, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms north of Longreach. Light winds.

  • Saturday Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming E 15 to 25 km/h in the morning.

  • Sunday Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast in the late afternoon and evening. Winds E/NE 15 to 25 km/h tending E/SE 25 to 35 km/h in the late morning and early afternoon.

  • Monday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers north of Longreach in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast. Winds E/SE 25 to 40 km/h increasing to 30 to 45 km/h during the evening. Damaging wind gusts exceeding 90 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Low.

  • Tuesday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers north of Longreach, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds E/SE 35 to 55 km/h becoming E 30 to 45 km/h during the evening.

Issued Fri 16:15 EST

Central West Weather Forecasts

Forecast Min Max Chance of rain Rain amount Frost risk 9am 3pm
Wind RH Wind RH
°C °C km/h % km/h %
Possible shower
23 31 90% 5-10mm Nil - - - -
20 30 80% 20-40mm Nil ESE 19 71 SE 20 56
21 30 90% 20-40mm Nil - - - -
21 31 90% 10-20mm Nil ESE 18 72 SE 25 51
Possible shower
18 28 90% 1-5mm Nil - - - -
19 33 80% 5-10mm Nil ESE 18 70 SSE 18 48
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