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Prime weather set to give top viewing conditions for Exmouth eclipse

Jamie ThannooMidwest Times
The previous Australian eclipse in 2012.
Camera IconThe previous Australian eclipse in 2012. Credit: Supplied/RegionalHUB

After the wild weather of last week across the North West, there will be many sighs of relief as Exmouth is set to be be blessed with ideal conditions for Thursday’s solar eclipse.

Around the start of April, there were some concerns cyclone Isla might bring cloudy weather which would get in the way of Exmouth’s once-in-a-lifetime moment when the eclipse takes place on April 20.

Jessica Lingard, meteorologist with Bureau of Meteorology says she expects there will be clear skies throughout the week.

Thursday will see a maximum temperature of 31C in Exmouth and will be mostly sunny, with only a few clouds when totality begins at about 11.30am.

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“There will be a couple of clouds on Thursday, they should clear up early in the morning,” Ms Lingard said.

“At this stage we’re looking at 5 to 10 per cent of the sky covered by clouds during the peak important time.

“Things are looking really, really good, it looks like a mostly sunny week.”

Those looking forward to the eclipse further along WA’s coast should also be able to expect great viewing conditions.

“We’ve got similar conditions across WA, it looking like a really nice week across the State,” Ms Lingard said.

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