Friday Partly cloudy. Winds W 25 to 40 km/h.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Snow possible above 1300 metres. Winds W 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Sunday Cloudy. Patches of frost in the early morning, mainly about higher ground. High (70%) chance of rain, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 1400 metres. Winds W/SW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming W/NW 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon.
Monday Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain. Winds W/NW 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the afternoon then becoming SE 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Tuesday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the morning. Patches of morning frost about higher ground. Winds SE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening.
Northeast Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||3||12||50%||1-5mm||Moderate||ESE 12||89||ENE 11||70|
||6||13||50%||< 1mm||Nil||E 12||77||NE 11||66|
||0||11||50%||< 1mm||High||ESE 9||95||ENE 8||71|
Agriculture white paper: Drought relief, dams key focus of Coalition's blueprint for rural Australia
More money for dams, extra drought relief and measures to boost the returns to farmers from sales at home and abroad are part of the Federal Government's long-awaited blueprint for agriculture.
Following a strong cold front which swept over southeastern parts of the nation yesterday, cool air settled under clear skies over parts of the sunshine state.
The Federal Government's White Paper on the Competitiveness of Australia's agriculture sector, to be released on the weekend, will drive long-term agricultural policies.