CW Slopes & Plains Weather
CW Slopes & Plains Forecast
Wednesday Hot and sunny. Winds N/NE 15 to 20 km/h tending N/NW 20 to 30 km/h in the late morning and early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.
Thursday Hot. Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower on the southern plains, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds N/NW 15 to 25 km/h shifting S/SW 20 to 30 km/h during the day.
Friday Mostly sunny. Winds S 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the morning.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Light winds.
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Coping with drought forces some farmers to bail out while others plough money into irrigation technology
Forced out by drought El Nino as a hot dry phenomenon seems meaningless to Queensland farmers who have survived more than three years of drought.
A total fire ban is in place for most of Victoria, with forecast hot and windy conditions described as the perfect "formula" for triggering bushfires.
Farmers resort to carting water following an extremely dry winter in Western Australia's Great Southern
Water shortages in Western Australia's Great Southern are proving to be a major problem for many farmers in the region after an unusually dry winter.