West Coast Weather
West Coast Forecast
Monday Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower, mainly near the coast. Areas of early fog inland. Light winds becoming SW 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 18.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Light winds.
Wednesday Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming NW/NE 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.
Thursday Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Winds NW/NE 15 to 25 km/h tending S/SW 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
West Coast Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||5||17||10%||< 1mm||Slight||SW 4||97||WSW 9||51|
||5||16||40%||< 1mm||Slight||SW 3||100||SW 11||94|
||9||16||10%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 7||79||SW 10||63|
||5||17||30%||< 1mm||Slight||WNW 6||90||W 7||50|
||8||16||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 8||85||WSW 8||50|
||4||19||5%||< 1mm||Slight||NNE 10||92||NNW 13||36|
||9||17||10%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 5||80||W 9||54|
||6||16||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 5||90||W 9||50|
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