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Northwest Forecast

  • Thursday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely from late this morning. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning, with possible heavy falls during this afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then tending SE/SW in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.

  • Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Light winds becoming SE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening.

  • Saturday Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Light winds becoming SE/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day.

  • Sunday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower east of Mt Isa in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds.

Issued Thu 05:00 EST

Northwest Weather Forecasts

Forecast Min Max Chance of rain Rain amount Frost risk 9am 3pm
Wind RH Wind RH
°C °C km/h % km/h %
Mostly sunny
24 37 50% 1-5mm Nil ESE 11 58 ESE 14 33
Late shower
23 36 40% 1-5mm Nil ENE 23 42 E 17 27
Possible shower
22 36 50% 1-5mm Nil ENE 15 53 ESE 18 30
Mostly sunny
24 36 30% < 1mm Nil ENE 18 42 ESE 16 26
Possible shower
26 35 50% - Nil - - - -
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