Thursday Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers north of Coen, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible heavy falls. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 30 to 37.
Friday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.
Peninsula Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||26||31||80%||5-10mm||Nil||NW 12||81||W 15||73|
||24||31||90%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 4||82||WNW 10||71|
Record-breaking rain is causing flooding over parts of Western Australia this week, while parched Perth misses out once again.
As temperatures push above 35 degrees along the east coast, what does the extreme heat do to tyres driving on hot, often bubbling roads? Bitumen absorbs the summer heat, often making road surfaces more than 20 degrees hotter than air temperatures.
Radio transmitters have been inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of a three-month trial investigating the impact of heatwaves.