Thursday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog in the east. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds N 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 13 and 16.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the southeast in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Areas of morning fog in the southeast. Light winds.
Saturday Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of rain. Winds N/NW 15 to 25 km/h turning W during the day then becoming light during the afternoon.
Sunday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of rain. Winds N/NW 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the afternoon then becoming SW 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Riverina Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||2||13||80%||< 1mm||Moderate||NNE 5||93||NNW 17||54|
||2||13||60%||< 1mm||Moderate||NNE 10||89||N 16||62|
||2||14||90%||< 1mm||Moderate||N 14||86||N 20||57|
||1||15||20%||< 1mm||High||NNW 10||95||NNW 21||50|
||2||15||90%||< 1mm||Moderate||NNW 13||85||NNW 21||53|
|Frost then sunny
||0||15||5%||< 1mm||High||NNW 11||88||NNW 18||51|
||3||12||80%||1-5mm||Slight||NNE 5||80||NNW 13||64|
||2||14||60%||< 1mm||Moderate||NNW 10||84||NNW 17||57|
||2||14||90%||< 1mm||Moderate||N 12||85||N 18||57|
||2||13||60%||< 1mm||Moderate||N 7||87||NW 17||53|
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.
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 impact of the drought is expected to be the main theme as Queensland's bush councils hold a major conference today.