Wednesday Sunny. Areas of morning frost in the east. Winds E 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon then becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 19.
Thursday Mostly sunny. Patches of light frost in the northeast in the early morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the northeast in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds E 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming NE 15 to 20 km/h in the morning.
Friday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds N/NE 15 to 20 km/h turning NW during the morning then tending NW/SW during the day.
Saturday Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming W 20 to 30 km/h during the morning.
Maranoa Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||5||16||10%||< 1mm||Slight||W 18||63||WSW 20||40|
||3||15||10%||< 1mm||Moderate||SSE 14||66||SSE 20||43|
||5||15||5%||< 1mm||Slight||WSW 16||70||WSW 20||42|
|Frost then sunny
||0||16||20%||< 1mm||High||WSW 17||61||WSW 20||37|
||1||16||20%||< 1mm||Moderate||W 17||61||WSW 20||39|
||2||15||20%||< 1mm||Moderate||SSW 20||66||S 25||38|
||3||14||10%||< 1mm||Moderate||SSW 19||75||SSW 23||47|
||3||16||20%||< 1mm||Moderate||WSW 18||59||WSW 22||41|
Agriculture Minister Joyce defends White Paper's drought loans, R&D spend and lack of inland rail plan
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says he is sympathetic to the concerns of drought-affected farmers about concessional loans, but has made no commitment to change the controversial schemes any time soon.
Canberra has chilled below freezing every morning this month, and a few days have been quite cold as well.
Over the last week, much of the southeast has been treated to cold, cloud-free nights with light winds.