Thursday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers and patchy rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds N 15 to 25 km/h turning W 25 to 40 km/h during the morning and early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.
Friday Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers and patchy rain in the north, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds SW 15 to 25 km/h tending W 15 to 20 km/h before dawn then turning S 15 to 25 km/h early in the morning.
Saturday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the northeast in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the afternoon and evening. Winds SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming SE 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds E/NE 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.
Maranoa Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||17||32||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 18||49||E 20||26|
||16||30||40%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 23||50||E 23||29|
||18||32||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 22||43||E 20||23|
The most widespread heat in five years could grip parts of southern and eastern Australia next week.
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.