Southwest Slopes Weather
Southwest Slopes Forecast
Thursday Partly cloudy. Areas of frost early this morning. Areas of morning fog. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the south this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Snow possible above 1400 metres. Light winds becoming NW 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures between 8 and 13.
Friday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers near the Victorian border in the morning, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1400 metres. Areas of morning fog. Winds NW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning.
Saturday Cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the north. Patchy morning fog in the south. High (70%) chance of rain near the Victorian border, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1500 metres. Winds N/NW 15 to 25 km/h tending W/NW 25 to 35 km/h during the morning.
Sunday Cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the south. Medium (60%) chance of rain. Snow possible above 1700 metres. Winds N/NW 20 to 30 km/h.
Southwest Slopes Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||5||14||80%||1-5mm||Slight||NNE 9||95||WSW 14||77|
||6||13||80%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 7||93||WSW 11||79|
|Windy with showers
||-3||3||90%||1-5mm||Severe||WNW 16||100||WNW 15||93|
||3||10||80%||1-5mm||Moderate||NNE 8||94||SW 9||81|
||0||17||90%||1-5mm||High||W 6||100||W 14||66|
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.