West Coast Weather
West Coast Forecast
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm west of Nullarbor in the morning and early afternoon. Winds NW/NE/NW 20 to 30 km/h shifting W/SW 30 to 40 km/h throughout by early afternoon and tending S 25 to 35 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 24 to 35.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Winds S 20 to 30 km/h.
Friday Mostly sunny. Winds S/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending E/SE during the morning then tending S/SE 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon.
Saturday Sunny. Winds S/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending SE/SW 25 to 35 km/h during the day.
West Coast Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||18||31||50%||1-5mm||Nil||N 20||38||SSW 28||42|
||12||28||60%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 14||52||S 19||27|
||16||35||60%||1-5mm||Nil||N 22||34||W 19||16|
||17||29||40%||< 1mm||Nil||S 20||53||S 28||44|
||16||35||60%||1-5mm||Nil||N 20||34||W 19||15|
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