Mid North Weather
Mid North Forecast
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog in the west. Slight (30%) chance of a shower during the morning and afternoon. Winds NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures between 12 and 16.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Patches of light morning frost in the north. Light winds becoming N/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Winds N/NE 15 to 20 km/h turning NW 20 to 30 km/h during the morning.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds W 20 to 30 km/h turning NW 25 to 35 km/h during the day.
Mid North Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||4||13||80%||1-5mm||Slight||NNE 9||77||WNW 16||58|
||6||14||70%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 12||78||NW 15||54|
||5||16||80%||1-5mm||Slight||NNE 14||77||WNW 16||54|
||6||16||70%||1-5mm||Nil||NE 15||77||NW 20||47|
||4||16||80%||1-5mm||Slight||N 16||80||NW 22||52|
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