Central West Weather
Central West Forecast
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers south of Longreach during this afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Winds NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending S/SE in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 38 to 43.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers south of Longreach, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending NW/NE before dawn then tending SE/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds S/SE 20 to 30 km/h tending E/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the day.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending E/NE during the evening.
Central West Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||18||33||50%||1-5mm||Nil||E 22||60||E 20||41|
||18||32||60%||1-5mm||Nil||E 29||56||E 22||40|
||20||35||30%||< 1mm||Nil||E 28||59||E 23||36|
Top End residents are unlikely to be relieved of the oppressive hot and humid build up conditions until Christmas, because the rain-bringing La Niña weather pattern is unlikely to eventuate in coming months, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned.
An international tourist has died and a woman has been injured after being hit by lightning while camping at Mt Warning, on the NSW north coast, police say.
The opening week of summer has been a hot and thundery mix in New South Wales and there is more to come.