NE Pastoral Weather
NE Pastoral Forecast
Thursday Very hot and humid. Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the south, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Thunderstorms likely. Showers and thunderstorms heavy at times south of Leigh Creek later tonight. Winds NW 15 to 25 km/h turning N in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 39 to 44.
Friday Very hot and humid. Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible near the eastern border. Winds N/NW 15 to 25 km/h shifting S/SW 25 to 35 km/h during the morning and early afternoon.
Saturday Very hot and humid. Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers north of Leigh Creek in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Leigh Creek. Winds S/SW 15 to 25 km/h tending S/SE during the morning.
Sunday Very hot, humid and mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers north of Oodnadatta in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Oodnadatta in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming SE/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then tending E/SE during the evening.
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