Thursday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.
Friday Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Heavy falls exceeding 50 mm possible. Winds SE 20 to 30 km/h.
Saturday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the early morning. Winds SE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the south, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds.
Monday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers near the south coast, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds.
Southwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||9||16||90%||10-20mm||Nil||ESE 14||100||ESE 27||86|
||10||18||90%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 3||93||SE 21||82|
||10||18||90%||10-20mm||Nil||ENE 13||100||SE 32||80|
||13||17||90%||10-20mm||Nil||ESE 44||81||ESE 50||80|
||13||18||90%||5-10mm||Nil||NE 16||100||SE 40||83|
||9||17||90%||5-10mm||Nil||NNE 2||100||SE 16||79|
||11||18||90%||10-20mm||Nil||ENE 10||100||SE 27||83|
||11||14||90%||10-20mm||Nil||ESE 21||90||ESE 28||92|
||10||16||90%||1-5mm||Nil||SE 16||96||ESE 32||79|
||11||15||90%||10-20mm||Nil||ESE 26||82||ESE 28||81|
||11||16||90%||5-10mm||Nil||ESE 42||77||ESE 40||78|
An unusual weather pattern is bringing storms to parts of southern Western Australia, with residents in the Central West, Lower West, Great Southern and Central Wheatbelt districts told to brace for damaging winds and possible flash flooding.
While northern parts of the country have experienced unseasonably warm temperatures, winter is business as usual in the south.
The former owner of the Grantham quarry that allegedly contributed to the fatal 2011 flood has said the western embankment beside the quarry was a natural landmark and not manmade.