Wednesday Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Winds N 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 40s.
Thursday Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Winds N/NW 15 to 25 km/h tending N/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Friday Hot. Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming NW/NE 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
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 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.
Northwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||25||39||90%||10-20mm||Nil||N 17||45||NW 18||31|
||24||39||90%||5-10mm||Nil||N 19||33||N 14||23|
||24||37||80%||5-10mm||Nil||NNW 17||49||NNW 20||36|
||25||39||60%||5-10mm||Nil||NNE 18||33||N 15||26|
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