Central West Weather
Central West Forecast
Wednesday Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southwest, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Winds N/NE 25 to 35 km/h becoming light in the evening then becoming NE 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 38 to 43.
Thursday Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southeast in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds N/NE 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon.
Friday Hot. Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds NW/NE 15 to 25 km/h tending NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then tending NE/SE during the evening.
Saturday Hot. Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds NE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Central West Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||22||38||40%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 17||45||NNW 9||25|
||24||40||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 24||35||SSE 10||15|
||25||41||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 19||26||SSW 8||15|
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