South West Weather
South West Forecast
Thursday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, becoming less likely later tonight. Winds NW 25 to 35 km/h turning SW 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.
Friday Mostly sunny morning. Areas of frost and patchy fog in the north in the morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower at night. Winds W/SW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming N/NW 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day.
Saturday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the early morning. Patchy morning fog in the west. Winds N/NW 20 to 30 km/h turning W/SW early in the morning then tending W/NW 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Sunday Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the south, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds NW 15 to 25 km/h turning W 20 to 30 km/h during the day.
Monday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning with possible hail in the southeast. Snow possible above 800 metres. Winds W 20 to 30 km/h tending SW 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon.
South West Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
|Frost then sunny
||-1||11||90%||1-5mm||Severe||NNW 5||98||NNW 16||53|
||6||12||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 17||82||NNW 26||61|
||7||11||90%||5-10mm||Nil||WNW 20||79||NW 26||62|
|Fog then sunny
||2||12||90%||5-10mm||Moderate||NNW 9||89||NNW 18||54|
||3||11||90%||1-5mm||Moderate||NW 20||90||NW 29||56|
||0||5||90%||1-5mm||High||WNW 11||90||NNW 15||70|
||2||10||90%||1-5mm||Moderate||N 12||91||NW 23||60|
|Frost then sunny
||-1||10||90%||1-5mm||Severe||WNW 6||96||NNW 16||54|
||2||12||90%||1-5mm||Moderate||NNW 10||98||NNW 19||63|
||5||12||90%||5-10mm||Slight||NW 19||91||NW 25||60|
||6||12||90%||1-5mm||Nil||NW 11||80||NNW 24||60|
||5||12||90%||1-5mm||Slight||NW 16||85||NNW 26||61|
||2||8||90%||-||Moderate||WNW 12||100||NW 19||69|
An unusual weather pattern is bringing storms to parts of southern Western Australia, with residents in the Central West, Lower West, Great Southern and Central Wheatbelt districts told to brace for damaging winds and possible flash flooding.
While northern parts of the country have experienced unseasonably warm temperatures, winter is business as usual in the south.
The former owner of the Grantham quarry that allegedly contributed to the fatal 2011 flood has said the western embankment beside the quarry was a natural landmark and not manmade.