Central West Weather
Central West Forecast
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers south of Longreach during this afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Winds NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending S/SE in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 38 to 43.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers south of Longreach, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending NW/NE before dawn then tending SE/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds S/SE 20 to 30 km/h tending E/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the day.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending E/NE during the evening.
Central West Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||25||40||70%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 12||34||N 7||21|
||26||42||40%||< 1mm||Nil||NE 21||28||NE 11||18|
||26||43||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 15||28||E 12||17|
South-east Queensland residents woke to loud cracks of thunder early this morning, as a band of storms moved across the region, delivering almost 10,000 lightning strikes.
Top End residents are unlikely to be relieved of the oppressive hot and humid build up conditions until Christmas, because the rain-bringing La Niña weather pattern is unlikely to eventuate in coming months, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned.
An international tourist has died and a woman has been injured after being hit by lightning while camping at Mt Warning, on the NSW north coast, police say.