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Central West Forecast

  • Tuesday Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southeast, most likely later tonight. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds E/NE 15 to 20 km/h tending N/NE 20 to 30 km/h in the evening.

  • Wednesday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers south of Longreach in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds N/NE 15 to 25 km/h shifting S/SE during the afternoon and evening.

  • Thursday Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the southeast, most likely in the afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Longreach in the afternoon and evening. Winds NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending NW/NE before dawn then tending SE/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon.

  • Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds S/SE 20 to 30 km/h tending E/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

  • Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending E/NE during the evening.

Issued Tue 16:15 EST

Central West Observations

Latest Observations
Station
Time Wind dir Wind spd Wind gust Tmp Dew pt Feels like RH Fire Rain Pres
km/h km/h °C °C °C % mm hPa
15:00 EST
ESE 4   40.5 15.0 41.0 23 24 0 -
18:40 EST
N 13 15 39.0 8.6 37.0 16 36 0.0 1008.4
09:00 EST
NW 13   36.2 14.6 36.0 28 22 0 -
18:40 EST
NE 11 13 38.6 10.4 37.0 18 32 0.0 1007.5
09:00 EST
NNW 4   34.0 13.1 33.0 28 16 0 1013.1
18:40 EST
ESE 4 4 40.6 8.9 38.7 15 32 0.0 -
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