Thursday Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning, possibly severe. Winds N/NW 20 to 30 km/h tending NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then tending SE/SW in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 40s.
Friday Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers north of Mt Isa, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Winds S/SE 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon then becoming S/SE 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon.
Saturday Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds SE/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending E/SE during the morning then tending S/SE during the day.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds SE/SW 15 to 25 km/h tending S/SE 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then tending E/SE 20 to 30 km/h during the evening.
Northwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||27||41||50%||< 1mm||Nil||E 16||31||NE 17||18|
||25||41||40%||1-5mm||Nil||ESE 23||14||ESE 21||11|
||25||39||50%||1-5mm||Nil||ESE 22||24||E 20||18|
||26||41||60%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 24||15||ESE 20||13|
Another seven Queensland regions have been drought declared, including Townsville and the Burdekin region, which are in the usually wet areas of north Queensland.
Financial assistance is being offered to farmers impacted by a severe hail storm in October in northern New South Wales.
A severe weather warning is in place for damaging winds up to 90 kilometres per hour in Canberra today.