Wednesday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of drizzle in the north in the morning and early afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming N/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending N/NW 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures between 15 and 21.
Thursday Mostly sunny day. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening. Winds NW 25 to 35 km/h.
Friday Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning. Mostly sunny day. Winds NW 20 to 30 km/h tending W during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the west, most likely in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds W 20 to 30 km/h.
Central Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||8||26||70%||1-5mm||Nil||NW 18||52||NW 23||27|
||7||24||50%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 23||57||NW 27||37|
||6||24||90%||1-5mm||Nil||NW 27||57||NW 34||31|
||7||26||40%||-||Nil||NW 24||52||WNW 28||32|
A new temperature record will be set in Hobart on Thursday if the mercury hits 29 degrees Celsius, which meteorologists say is likely, with a top of 30 degrees forecast.
Towns in Queensland's south-east have been hit by storms, but Brisbane has escaped much of the rainfall and the weather is no longer regarded as severe.
The start of spring has been unusually dry across most of New South Wales.