Thursday Mostly sunny. Medium (50%) chance of rain south of Mt Isa this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Mt Isa late this afternoon and evening. Winds N/NE 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.
Friday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain south of Mt Isa, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds N/NW 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 30 km/h before shifting S/SW 15 to 25 km/h during the day.
Saturday Sunny. Winds S 15 to 25 km/h.
Sunday Mostly sunny. Winds S 15 to 25 km/h turning SE 20 to 30 km/h during the morning.
Northwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||12||29||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 21||54||SSE 14||28|
||11||26||30%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 21||55||SE 21||35|
||11||26||10%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 21||53||SE 18||31|
||10||25||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 19||60||SE 18||37|
One of Australia's wettest winters on record has primed parts of the country for above-average bushfire potential this season.
Farmers at Ouse in the Derwent Valley deserve joint state and Commonwealth disaster relief grants, the Tasmanian Flood Recovery Taskforce says.
The heaviest August rain in decades turned central Australia into an eerie place this week, causing waterfalls and thick fog.