Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the east, most likely later this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the east in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming N 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Low-Moderate.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the west in the late afternoon and evening. Winds N/NW 15 to 25 km/h turning W 20 to 30 km/h in the morning.
Sunday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the west, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds W 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the evening.
Monday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming NW 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending W 25 to 35 km/h during the afternoon.
Central Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||8||22||90%||1-5mm||Nil||NW 15||59||WNW 23||43|
||7||23||60%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 20||62||NW 30||42|
Backyards in Queanbeyan and parts of Canberra have been covered with "golf-ball sized" hailstones and the roof of a supermarket has partially collapsed after a storm hit the region.
A western Queensland church has raised more than $90,000 for a scheme to keep rural contractors in work during the ongoing drought.
Much of southeastern Australia is experiencing its sunniest week since spring and skies have been staying clear at night, effectively giving planet gazers a fine-tuned view of a rare feature.