Tuesday Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm early this evening. Light winds.
Wednesday Hot and mostly sunny. Medium (60%) chance of showers near the New South Wales border in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south. Winds N/NW 15 to 20 km/h tending W/NW in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds W/NW 15 to 20 km/h tending W/SW in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late 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.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming S/SW 15 to 25 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|
||25||38||80%||1-5mm||Nil||ENE 12||53||SE 12||34|
||24||34||70%||1-5mm||Nil||ENE 22||66||E 18||46|
||24||36||40%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 22||57||ENE 17||37|
Prolonged heatwave conditions are helping elevate the bushfire threat in parts of New South Wales this week, after a slow start to the season.
A four-day heatwave that begins on Wednesday will bring the same kind of conditions that saw more than 200 Queenslanders treated for heat stroke and dehydration last week.
A Queensland MP is calling on the major banks to develop offsetting options for farm management deposits to help landholders save in the good times.