Fairfax Media Network

Western Australian Weather

Current Warnings
 

Western Australia Forecast

  • Tuesday Cool and windy in the south. Warm inland, hot in the north.

  • Wednesday Possibly isolated shower in east. Most dry and partly cloudy elsewhere.

  • Thursday Showers/storms over central parts, dry elswhere. Very warm in the N & E, mild in the SW.

  • Friday Some afternoon showers and storms in the SW. Warm in the south, very hot in the north.

  • Saturday Some afternoon showers and storms in the east. Very hot in the north, warm in the south.

WA Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Sat 21/04 Sun 22/04 Mon 23/04

40.8°C

Roebourne Ap
Hottest

40.5°C

Pardoo

40.8°C

Fitzroy Crossing Ap

41.5°C

Pardoo

43.7°C

Roebourne Ap

14.8°C

Manjimup
Coldest

11.0°C

Wongan Hills

8.0°C

Goomalling

5.5°C

York

2.6°C

Jarrahwood

SSW 31km/h

Geraldton Ap
Windiest

72km/h

Cape Leeuwin

88km/h

Forrest

59km/h

Cocos Island Ap
-

0.2mm last hr

Shannon
Wettest

37.0mm

Ferguson Valley

35.7mm

Victor Road

12.6mm

Cocos Island Ap

12.6mm

Cocos Island Ap
Western Australia's Records for April
Max Min Rain
Highest 45.0°C at
Marble Bar in 1928
Lowest 10.0°C at
Mount Barker in 1955
Highest 32.0°C at
Pannawonica in 1981
Lowest -2.2°C at
Wandering in 1954
Highest 439.9mm at
Wyndham Port in 1959

Western Australia Monthly Summaries

April 2018
Station
(Ungroup by district)
Mean min Anomaly Mean max Anomaly Total rain Percent of mean
°C °C °C °C mm %
14.1 +0.3 25.8 -0.1 20.6 57
12.9 +1.1 24.2 +0.0 14.2 38
12.2 - 22.4 - 19.2 -
20.0 +0.8 31.2 +2.0 0.0 0
13.4 +0.7 28.6 +3.4 11.4 55
15.1 +1.7 26.7 +2.7 4.4 18
24.0 +1.3 36.2 +1.9 1.4 5
19.2 +2.8 61 34.6 +5.2 13.0 72
10  
A yellow cell indicates a probable monthly record for this site (sites with ≥ 10 years of records only). The number of years of records available for the relevant field for this month is indicated in black. See the station's climate page for full details.
Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

ANZAC Day forecast

11:33 EST

What will the weather be like for dawn services and ANZAC Day marches in Australia's capital cities? Brisbane will be dry with light winds at dawn and the day should stay rain-free, with only the slight chance of a light shower or two.

Perth rainfall is higher than Melbourne, Hobart, London despite reputation for sunny beaches

10:32 EST

Perth may be best known for its idyllic beaches and sunny skies, but the West Australian capital sees more rain than Melbourne, Hobart and London — cities often associated with gloomy, wet weather.

Corals build 'cloud umbrellas' to help keep cool under blazing sun, study says

10:04 EST

Australian researchers have found corals build "cloud umbrellas" to protect themselves from the scorching sun, and say coral loss through bleaching events could have wider ramifications for weather and agricultural production along the Queensland coast.