Saturday Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southeast from late this morning. Winds S/SW 15 to 20 km/h turning SE 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers south of Mt Isa in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late evening.
Monday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds SE 15 to 25 km/h.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h.
Northwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||24||36||80%||1-5mm||Nil||E 14||67||ESE 21||38|
||24||36||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 19||48||ESE 21||27|
||23||36||70%||1-5mm||Nil||ENE 15||62||ESE 22||34|
||25||37||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 16||47||ESE 25||27|
A deep low pressure trough has brought heavy rain and storms to central parts of the Queensland coast.
New research has confirmed that Australian grain growers are planting winter crops a month earlier than they were 30 years ago.
The first week of February has delivered some much needed rain to parts of drought-affected western Queensland, with some properties recording their best falls in six years.