Wednesday Hot. Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the southwest, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of gusty thunderstorms, with possible heavy falls in the southwest during this afternoon and evening. Winds NW/NE 15 to 20 km/h tending NE/SE in the middle of the day then tending SE/SW 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 40.
Thursday Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the south, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of gusty thunderstorms. Winds S/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending NW/NE early in the morning then tending SE/SW in the middle of the day.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.
Saturday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the north, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds N/NE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.
Maranoa Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||26||39||50%||1-5mm||Nil||N 21||45||SW 10||29|
||23||36||80%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 23||58||E 13||39|
||25||37||40%||< 1mm||Nil||NE 23||55||ENE 12||32|
Aircraft companies are flat out dropping off food and supplies to Northern Territory communities stranded by continuing wet weather.
The Katherine River is set to flood as an active monsoon trough causes heavy rains and squally showers across the Northern Territory, registering the wettest day in five years.
The monsoon trough has redeveloped over northern Australia this week, bringing Darwin its heaviest rain five years.