Monday Hot. Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower, becoming less likely later this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NE 15 to 25 km/h.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the west in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds N/NE 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon then becoming N/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Wednesday Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the south in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds N/NW 15 to 25 km/h tending W/NW in the morning then becoming light in the early afternoon.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds W/NW 15 to 20 km/h tending W/SW during the day then becoming light during the afternoon.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds N/NW 20 to 30 km/h tending W/NW 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
Maranoa Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||27||39||60%||1-5mm||Nil||NW 16||38||W 11||30|
||26||40||80%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 18||35||WSW 14||28|
||28||39||80%||5-10mm||Nil||WNW 14||35||WSW 11||29|
Less than three weeks into 2017, the desert town of Tennant Creek in the NT is already just 89 millimetres shy of reaching its average yearly rainfall, with the unusual downpour said to be leading to an influx of creepy crawlies.
The Great Northern Highway has been closed between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, as rivers rise across northern Western Australia following a week of steady rain.
Floodwaters have cut off outback cattle stations in the Northern Territory as heavy rainfall continues.