Central West Weather
Central West Forecast
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers west of Longreach, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon. Winds E/NE 15 to 25 km/h turning SE 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid 30s.
Friday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the southwest in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm west of Longreach in the late morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then turning SE 20 to 30 km/h during the morning.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower south of Longreach in the afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming NE 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds NE 15 to 20 km/h tending NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the evening.
Central West Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||22||38||5%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 14||42||SE 17||20|
||24||39||5%||< 1mm||Nil||E 18||37||SE 23||18|
||24||39||5%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 15||46||SE 20||22|
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