Thursday Very hot and humid. Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. Thunderstorms likely. Showers and thunderstorms heavy at times later tonight. Winds E/NE 15 to 25 km/h turning N/NW in the late morning. Daytime maximum temperatures around 40.
Friday Humid. Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Heavy falls possible. Winds NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending S/SW 25 to 35 km/h before dawn.
Saturday Sunny. Winds S/SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Sunday Mostly sunny. Winds E/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending E/NE during the morning then becoming light during the day.
Flinders Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||24||39||90%||10-20mm||Nil||ENE 17||36||N 16||39|
||24||39||90%||10-20mm||Nil||E 18||35||N 26||37|
||17||35||90%||10-20mm||Nil||ENE 15||36||N 14||35|
Radio transmitters have been inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of a three-month trial investigating the impact of heatwaves.
People in Darwin and other parts of the Top End may be about to get relief from recent hot weather, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicting a monsoon trough will start to effect the area within days.
Residents have described chaotic scenes in the streets of Mudgee as the town was battered by damaging winds today.