Thursday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the north later tonight. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming N/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 14 and 20. Low-Moderate.
Friday Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and early afternoon. Winds N/NE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light early in the morning then becoming S/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the west, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds W/SW 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the afternoon.
Sunday Sunny. Light winds becoming W 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon.
Central Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||4||16||70%||< 1mm||Slight||W 12||79||W 14||61|
||1||17||20%||< 1mm||High||WSW 21||77||W 23||61|
Radio transmitters have been inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of a three-month trial investigating the impact of heatwaves.
People in Darwin and other parts of the Top End may be about to get relief from recent hot weather, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicting a monsoon trough will start to effect the area within days.
Residents have described chaotic scenes in the streets of Mudgee as the town was battered by damaging winds today.