Thursday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. Winds N/NW 35 to 55 km/h turning W/SW 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening.
Friday Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost about the ranges. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the east in the early morning. Winds NW/SW 15 to 25 km/h becoming NW 15 to 20 km/h early in the morning then tending N 25 to 35 km/h in the late afternoon.
Saturday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Snow falling above 1200 metres. Winds N/NW 25 to 35 km/h turning W/SW 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending W/NW 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower near the Otways in the afternoon and evening. Winds NW 25 to 35 km/h.
Monday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon with possible hail. Snow possible above 800 metres. Winds W/NW 20 to 30 km/h tending W/SW during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
Central Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||5||12||90%||1-5mm||Slight||NW 15||81||NW 19||53|
||3||13||90%||1-5mm||Moderate||NW 11||89||NNW 18||49|
|Frost then sunny
||0||9||90%||1-5mm||High||WNW 9||100||NW 23||61|
||6||12||90%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 6||87||NNW 9||50|
||4||13||90%||1-5mm||Slight||WNW 8||91||NW 13||48|
||7||12||90%||1-5mm||Nil||W 10||85||NW 13||57|
||8||12||90%||1-5mm||Nil||W 9||82||NW 13||55|
|Frost then sunny
||2||11||90%||1-5mm||Moderate||NW 10||91||NW 14||50|
||7||12||90%||1-5mm||Nil||W 10||87||NW 14||55|
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.