Wednesday Hot and mostly sunny. Areas of raised dust in the west during this afternoon and early evening. Winds N/NE 15 to 20 km/h turning NW 35 to 50 km/h in the middle of the day then tending N/NW 25 to 35 km/h in the evening. A late south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h change over the far west. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.
Thursday Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds NW 15 to 25 km/h turning SW 20 to 30 km/h early in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Friday Sunny. Winds S/SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Light winds.
Riverina Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||9||28||20%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 7||49||WNW 16||18|
||9||30||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 9||35||-||-|
||9||27||20%||< 1mm||Nil||NE 8||37||WSW 14||16|
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.