Monday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower inland, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds N/NW 15 to 20 km/h.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the far east, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming NW 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the east, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible heavy falls in the east. Winds W/NW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming NW/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers inland, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NW/SW 20 to 30 km/h.
Friday Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers inland, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NW/SW 15 to 25 km/h becoming NW 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending NW/NE 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.
Pilbara Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||23||31||5%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 31||66||-||-|
||21||31||5%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 26||56||WSW 34||32|
||26||34||5%||< 1mm||Nil||W 25||63||WNW 34||50|
||24||38||50%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 11||59||NW 12||30|
||23||33||5%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 15||53||WNW 32||48|
||24||36||70%||1-5mm||Nil||NW 11||56||NW 11||35|
||21||34||5%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 24||51||W 41||45|
||25||38||30%||< 1mm||Nil||WNW 13||48||W 18||28|
||26||34||10%||< 1mm||Nil||W 23||65||NW 37||62|
||24||37||5%||< 1mm||Nil||W 20||53||WNW 36||39|
||25||37||50%||1-5mm||Nil||NW 15||67||NW 14||46|
Less than three weeks into 2017, the desert town of Tennant Creek in the NT is already just 89 millimetres shy of reaching its average yearly rainfall, with the unusual downpour said to be leading to an influx of creepy crawlies.
Rain has continued to fall in parts of Central Australia, ensuring the current greenery continues.
The Great Northern Highway has been closed between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, as rivers rise across northern Western Australia following a week of steady rain.