Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon. Winds NW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures around 40.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NW 15 to 20 km/h tending W in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day.
Saturday Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming W/NW 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming SE/SW 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.
Northwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||25||35||60%||5-10mm||Nil||NNE 9||74||ENE 15||56|
||25||36||90%||5-10mm||Nil||N 13||65||ENE 13||48|
||24||34||90%||5-10mm||Nil||N 12||72||ENE 14||51|
||26||36||90%||5-10mm||Nil||NNW 11||65||E 10||46|
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.
People in Darwin and other parts of the Top End may be about to get relief from recent hot weather, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicting a monsoon trough will start to effect the area within days.
Residents have described chaotic scenes in the streets of Mudgee as the town was battered by damaging winds today.