Thursday Partly cloudy. Winds N/NW 25 to 40 km/h tending W/NW in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 15 and 19.
Friday Partly cloudy. The chance of morning fog south of Hawker. Slight (30%) chance of rain in the evening. Light winds becoming N 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day.
Saturday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds N/NW 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the afternoon then becoming NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Sunday Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of rain in the morning and afternoon. Winds NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending S/SW 20 to 30 km/h during the morning.
Flinders Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||3||14||50%||< 1mm||Moderate||SW 17||82||SW 21||51|
||4||15||30%||< 1mm||Slight||SW 15||97||SSW 24||58|
||5||11||50%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 22||89||SW 23||71|
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.