West & Sth Coast Weather
West & Sth Coast Forecast
Monday Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers or snow in the south, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Possible hail. Areas of severe frost late tonight. Winds SW 20 to 30 km/h turning W/NW 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.
Tuesday Cloudy. Areas of severe frost in the early morning. Very high (near 100%) chance of showers or snow. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening. Gusty winds and possible hail. Heavy falls exceeding 50 mm possible near the coast. Winds W/NW 35 to 50 km/h.
Wednesday Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers or snow, with possible hail. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds W 30 to 45 km/h turning SW 25 to 35 km/h in the late afternoon.
Thursday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning, with possible hail. Snow falling above 400 metres. Winds S/SW 20 to 30 km/h tending W/SW 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.
Friday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Snow possible above 900 metres. Winds NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning.
West & Sth Coast Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||6||8||50%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 23||83||WNW 25||76|
||2||9||40%||< 1mm||Moderate||WSW 10||86||WSW 9||69|
||2||9||60%||< 1mm||Moderate||SSW 21||90||SSW 22||75|
||3||9||10%||1-5mm||Moderate||SSW 10||89||SW 9||73|
||2||8||50%||< 1mm||Moderate||WSW 16||100||WNW 18||81|
||5||11||50%||< 1mm||Slight||SSW 5||84||SSW 7||72|
||4||10||50%||-||Slight||WSW 9||83||WSW 8||71|
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