Tuesday Very hot and sunny. Winds N 20 to 30 km/h shifting S 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 39 to 44.
Wednesday Very hot and humid. Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers north of Hawker, most likely from the late morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Hawker. Winds SE/SW 15 to 25 km/h tending NE/SE 20 to 30 km/h in the morning.
Thursday Very hot and humid. Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible south of Hawker. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h shifting N/NW 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
Friday Humid. Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Heavy falls possible south of Hawker. Winds NW/SW 15 to 25 km/h becoming SW 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending S 15 to 25 km/h during the evening.
Flinders Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||21||43||5%||< 1mm||Nil||NE 10||15||NW 17||9|
||22||42||10%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 16||22||NNW 25||11|
||17||39||5%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 10||21||NW 18||10|
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.
The Great Northern Highway has been closed between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, as rivers rise across northern Western Australia following a week of steady rain.