Darling Downs Weather
Darling Downs Forecast
Thursday Clear. Light winds.
Friday Sunny. Patchy fog in the east in the early morning. Areas of morning frost. Winds NW/NE 15 to 20 km/h tending W/SW in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon.
Saturday Sunny. Areas of frost in the east in the early morning. Light winds.
Sunday Sunny. Light winds becoming N/NW 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon.
Monday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower over the Granite Belt, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far east in the afternoon. Winds N/NW 15 to 25 km/h shifting SW during the afternoon.
Darling Downs Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||2||21||10%||< 1mm||Moderate||E 8||70||W 9||32|
||3||20||5%||< 1mm||Moderate||NE 8||71||WNW 6||40|
||5||18||5%||< 1mm||Slight||NE 6||71||WNW 6||45|
||3||22||5%||< 1mm||Moderate||ENE 3||65||NE 1||22|
||2||21||5%||< 1mm||Moderate||E 8||72||NW 10||35|
||1||17||5%||< 1mm||High||E 2||75||WNW 5||42|
||5||18||5%||< 1mm||Slight||E 12||72||ENE 8||46|
||3||19||5%||< 1mm||Moderate||ENE 1||77||NW 6||44|
Strengthening El Nino to reduce rainfall in northern and south-east Australia but wetter conditions for Western Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the El Nino pattern is strengthening in the Pacific and is likely to persist into next year.
The former owner of the Grantham quarry that allegedly contributed to the fatal 2011 flood has said the western embankment beside the quarry was a natural landmark and not manmade.
The impact of the drought is expected to be the main theme as Queensland's bush councils hold a major conference today.