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Western Australia Forecast

  • Thursday Cloud in south, slowly clearing. Cool in southeast. Mild northerly winds in west. Warm in north.

  • Friday Mild northerly winds, strengthening in south. Rain late in southwest. Dry, warm in east & north.

  • Saturday Windy, colder, rain & the odd storm west & south. Heavy falls about west coast.Dry warm east & north.

  • Sunday Cold winds west & south with showers, mainly light. Warm and dry in the northeast.

  • Monday Cold winds, showers easing in south. Clearing in west. Patchy rain in the northeast.

WA Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Mon 22/08 Tue 23/08 Wed 24/08

33.7°C

Wyndham Ap
Hottest

36.4°C

Wyndham Ap

34.4°C

Wyndham Ap

34.7°C

Kalumburu

37.2°C

Wyndham Ap

12.5°C

Katanning
Coldest

-5.0°C

Pingelly

-3.3°C

Wandering

-1.7°C

Norseman Ap

-5.0°C

Pingelly

NNE 33km/h

Barrow Island
Windiest

66km/h

Barrow Island

55km/h

Legendre Island

66km/h

Forrest
-
no rain last hr Wettest

28.2mm

Beaumont West

15.6mm

Beaumont West

3.8mm

Red Rocks Point

4.0mm

Red Rocks Point
Western Australia's Records for August
Max Min Rain
Highest 40.0°C at
Kalumburu in 1970
Lowest 5.6°C at
Katanning in 1920
Highest 27.5°C at
Cadjebut in 1998
Lowest -7.2°C at
Eyre in 2008
Highest 287.5mm at
Cocos Island Ap in 1956

Western Australia Monthly Summaries

August 2016
Station
(Group by district)
Mean min Anomaly Mean max Anomaly Total rain Percent of mean
°C °C °C °C mm %
6.0 - 15.5 - 83.4 -
16.1 +1.2 31.4 +1.1 0.0 0
6.2 -1.4 18 16.3 -1.4 109.6 93
10.8 -0.8 23.4 +0.3 16.0 91
6.6 -0.9 19.4 -0.1 21.4 80
7.6 -1.1 22.3 -0.4 0.2 2
5.6 +0.0 17.6 -1.1 25.8 122
7.4 -0.9 17.6 -1.5 74.8 61
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.
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12:58 EST

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