Tuesday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the late morning and afternoon. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures around 17.
Wednesday Cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Light winds.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. Winds N 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the afternoon.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming W/NW 15 to 25 km/h during the day then tending N/NW during the evening.
Riverland Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||4||12||70%||1-5mm||Slight||WSW 24||81||SW 30||51|
||5||13||70%||1-5mm||Slight||WSW 24||75||WSW 31||49|
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