Tuesday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers this evening. Winds W/NW 25 to 35 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 23 to 29. High.
Wednesday Sunny. Winds W/SW 25 to 35 km/h tending NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the evening. Winds SE 15 to 20 km/h turning E/NE during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
Friday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain in the morning and afternoon. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h becoming E 25 to 35 km/h during the day then increasing to 40 km/h before turning S 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.
Northeast Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||16||29||60%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 13||60||NW 25||42|
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.