Lower Western Weather
Lower Western Forecast
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Light winds.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog. Light winds.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the far east, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Patchy fog in the early morning. Light winds becoming N/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon.
Friday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain in the far east, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming W/NW 15 to 20 km/h during the day.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then turning SW 30 to 45 km/h during the afternoon.
Lower Western Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||4||16||20%||< 1mm||Slight||NE 8||93||NE 9||58|
||6||16||10%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 8||80||ENE 14||44|
||4||17||5%||< 1mm||Slight||ENE 9||94||NNE 10||50|
||5||16||30%||< 1mm||Slight||NNE 8||100||NNE 13||57|
||3||18||30%||< 1mm||Slight||ENE 8||94||NE 11||49|
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Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says he is sympathetic to the concerns of drought-affected farmers about concessional loans, but has made no commitment to change the controversial schemes any time soon.
Federal Government efforts to entice grain growers into insuring against disasters have failed to impress farmers.