Tuesday Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the west in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Winds N 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming N/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 40.
Wednesday Hot and mostly sunny. Medium (60%) chance of showers near the New South Wales border in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south. Winds N/NW 15 to 20 km/h tending W/NW in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day.
Thursday Mostly sunny. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds W/NW 15 to 20 km/h tending W/SW during the day then becoming light during the afternoon.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds N/NW 20 to 30 km/h tending W/NW 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
Maranoa Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||27||40||80%||1-5mm||Nil||NE 13||43||SSE 11||30|
||25||36||90%||1-5mm||Nil||ENE 21||58||E 17||42|
||25||36||50%||1-5mm||Nil||ENE 20||53||E 14||33|
Less than three weeks into 2017, the desert town of Tennant Creek in the NT is already just 89 millimetres shy of reaching its average yearly rainfall, with the unusual downpour said to be leading to an influx of creepy crawlies.
Rain has continued to fall in parts of Central Australia, ensuring the current greenery continues.
The Great Northern Highway has been closed between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, as rivers rise across northern Western Australia following a week of steady rain.