COLD FRONT SWEEPING THE SOUTHWEST OF WA BRING WELL BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.

Strong cold front for this time of year is expected to bring a burst of cold and gusty weather for the SWLD, temperatures well below average, not as cold as a winter front, but up to 6-7C below normal. This cooler air will be projected a long way northeast through the state with below average temperatures reaching far inland.


Satellite Imagery

Cold front is racing through the southern ocean and towards the SWLD with a strong and gusty northwest wind shifting into the southwest later today and tonight. Showers along the front could be gusty with local hail and possible thunder. The weather will turn breezy and cold during Tuesday before easing Wednesday.

So if you are living in a line from Jurien Bay through Kalgoorlie to the Eucla, south of this region, you will feel the full impacts of this cooler southwest shift over the coming days, but thankfully the cooler weather will only last to mid week as a new high pressure system comes in.


Temperature anomalies next 3 days

The blue shading is representing the cooler weather for tomorrow through the SWLD and extending north. The weather will recover by the end of the week and some locations should see the warmest weather so far this spring.

No issues at this time for graziers with the wind chill and showery weather on the lower end of the spectrum, but certainly a chill in the air.


Rainfall wise, not much a couple of showers for inland areas at best but some locations along the southern coastline could record falls over 10mm in the onshore conditions that follows and with the front itself. Maybe 5-10mm for the Perth Metro.


For farmers, warming up this week but keep an eye on the moisture developing offshore the west coast this weekend which may spawn more widespread rainfall for the western and southern interior.


Rainfall next 2 weeks

Watch that moisture building offshore the west coast and over the northern and central interior thanks to the tropical activity more active than usual for this time of year.

More details to come.


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