Wednesday Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southeast early this evening. Winds E/NE 15 to 20 km/h turning S/SE 20 to 30 km/h in the evening.
Thursday Hot. Mostly sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending NW/NE 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending S 35 to 50 km/h in the late afternoon.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds S 25 to 35 km/h turning SE 15 to 20 km/h during the day.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds S/SE 20 to 30 km/h tending E/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the evening.
Sunday Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers east of Mt Isa, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds E/SE 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.
Northwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||24||35||70%||1-5mm||Nil||E 17||57||E 12||35|
||21||35||50%||1-5mm||Nil||ENE 24||53||E 19||35|
||20||35||70%||1-5mm||Nil||E 18||58||E 16||37|
||21||35||60%||1-5mm||Nil||ENE 20||53||E 18||35|
Parts of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia could be lashed by storms and damaging winds on Thursday as a cold front sweeps across Australia's southeast.
It is storm season in Australia and, while being struck by lightning is considered a rare occurrence, there are several steps people can take to keep safe.
Storm-weary parts of southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales are preparing for another bout of wild weather today.