West Coast Weather
West Coast Forecast
Thursday Very hot and humid. Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers east of Ceduna, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, becoming more likely east of Ceduna during the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms heavy at times east of Ceduna late this afternoon and evening. Winds SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming S/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures 31 to 40.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the coast in the morning and early afternoon. Winds S/SW 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 30 km/h before tending S/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the day.
Saturday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower west of Nullarbor. Winds SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming S/SE 20 to 30 km/h during the day.
Sunday Humid. Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers west of Nullarbor, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds E/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending NW/SW during the day then tending SE/SW during the afternoon.
West Coast Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||16||28||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 28||68||SSE 32||55|
||15||27||10%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 24||61||SSE 31||39|
||14||31||10%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 28||64||SSE 25||26|
||16||25||30%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 31||72||SSE 35||59|
||13||31||10%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 24||63||SSE 26||26|
The Climate Council has warned that warmer global temperatures could have a severe impact on Queensland with more storm surges and intense cyclone activity likely.
Record-breaking rain is causing flooding over parts of Western Australia this week, while parched Perth misses out once again.
As temperatures push above 35 degrees along the east coast, what does the extreme heat do to tyres driving on hot, often bubbling roads? Bitumen absorbs the summer heat, often making road surfaces more than 20 degrees hotter than air temperatures.