Central West Weather
Central West Forecast
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers north of Longreach, becoming less likely later tonight. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers north of Longreach, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NW/NE 15 to 25 km/h tending NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers west of Longreach, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds E/NE 15 to 20 km/h tending E/SE in the early afternoon then tending SE/SW in the evening.
Friday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southwest in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm west of Longreach in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon. 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.
Central West Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||21||35||60%||< 1mm||Nil||NE 18||56||NE 14||40|
||24||33||60%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 17||51||NE 17||47|
||22||32||50%||1-5mm||Nil||NE 16||62||E 17||51|
An impressive area of thunderstorms swept across the southwest of the country last night.
The nation's capital has rewritten the record books this morning, producing a May-like morning in February.
Tropical Cyclone Alfred has weakened to a tropical low as it nears landfall on the Gulf of Carpentaria's southern coast, but the Bureau of Meteorology warned the weather system remained powerful.