Tuesday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds S/SW 25 to 35 km/h becoming S 30 to 45 km/h in the evening.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) 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 25 km/h before dawn then tending S/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day.
Thursday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NW/NE 15 to 25 km/h tending NW/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the northeast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending S 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.
Saturday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the northeast in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast in the afternoon and evening. Winds SE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming SE 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon.
Maranoa Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||17||32||50%||1-5mm||Nil||ENE 18||51||E 16||29|
||16||30||60%||1-5mm||Nil||ENE 25||54||ENE 24||39|
||17||31||50%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 24||49||E 17||29|
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.