Central West Weather
Central West Forecast
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely during the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Winds NE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.
Wednesday Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the northwest in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm west of Longreach in the morning and afternoon. Winds N/NE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day.
Thursday Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Longreach in the afternoon. Light winds.
Friday Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southeast in the afternoon and evening. Winds W/NW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the afternoon.
Central West Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||26||38||80%||1-5mm||Nil||NE 12||49||SSE 8||37|
||28||40||70%||1-5mm||Nil||NE 14||41||S 12||31|
||27||41||90%||1-5mm||Nil||W 13||41||SSW 10||28|
A four-day heatwave that begins on Wednesday will bring the same kind of conditions that saw more than 200 Queenslanders treated for heat stroke and dehydration last week.
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.