Wednesday Hot and sunny. Light winds becoming E 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures 33 to 39.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the coast, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds E 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming E/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm inland in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming E 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.
Saturday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm inland in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming E 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.
Capricornia Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||22||36||70%||1-5mm||Nil||E 10||61||E 12||45|
||25||31||70%||1-5mm||Nil||ESE 16||65||E 24||61|
||24||29||60%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 19||77||ESE 22||79|
||25||34||60%||1-5mm||Nil||ESE 15||63||E 17||52|
Wet weather sees Mount Todd gold mine owned by Vista Gold discharging contaminated water into Edith River
A gold mine north of Katherine has started deliberately discharging contaminated water into a river due to the heavy rainfall in the area.
Aircraft companies are flat out dropping off food and supplies to Northern Territory communities stranded by continuing wet weather.
The Katherine River is set to flood as an active monsoon trough causes heavy rains and squally showers across the Northern Territory, registering the wettest day in five years.