Thursday Clear. Light winds.
Friday Sunny. The chance of light frost near the Northern Territory border in the early morning. Winds E/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending E/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day.
Saturday Sunny. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 25 km/h early in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon.
Sunday Sunny. Light winds becoming N/NE 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon.
Monday Sunny. Winds S 25 to 35 km/h.
Northwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||13||28||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 22||38||SSE 28||21|
||13||26||5%||< 1mm||Nil||S 16||37||S 26||18|
||13||29||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 17||37||SSE 25||18|
||12||25||5%||< 1mm||Nil||S 20||42||S 28||23|
||15||26||5%||-||Nil||SSE 29||51||SSE 30||27|
Strengthening El Nino to reduce rainfall in northern and south-east Australia but wetter conditions for Western Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the El Nino pattern is strengthening in the Pacific and is likely to persist into next year.
The former owner of the Grantham quarry that allegedly contributed to the fatal 2011 flood has said the western embankment beside the quarry was a natural landmark and not manmade.
The impact of the drought is expected to be the main theme as Queensland's bush councils hold a major conference today.