Monday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the west. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe with heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding in the west. Light winds.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers in the west, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls exceeding 50 mm possible in the west. Winds NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending SE/SW 25 to 35 km/h early in the morning then becoming SE 20 to 30 km/h in the late evening.
Wednesday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the north, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible heavy falls in the far west. Winds SE 15 to 25 km/h.
Thursday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible in the north. Winds S/SE 25 to 35 km/h tending NW/NE during the morning then tending SE/SW during the day.
Friday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible. Winds S/SE 25 to 35 km/h tending E/SE 20 to 30 km/h during the evening.
Interior Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||23||39||50%||1-5mm||Nil||SE 8||49||ENE 11||21|
||25||38||40%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 11||59||NNE 12||37|
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.