Thursday Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain or snow, becoming less likely later tonight. Winds NW 30 to 45 km/h turning W/SW 25 to 35 km/h in the evening.
Friday Cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the east. High (80%) chance of showers or snow in the west, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Winds W 20 to 30 km/h turning N/NW 25 to 40 km/h in the afternoon.
Saturday Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers or snow, most likely in the morning. Possible hail in the late morning and afternoon. Winds N/NW 30 to 45 km/h turning W 25 to 40 km/h early in the morning then tending NW 25 to 35 km/h in the evening.
Sunday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers or snow. Winds NW 25 to 40 km/h increasing to 35 to 50 km/h during the morning then turning W 25 to 40 km/h during the afternoon.
Monday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of snow showers, most likely in the morning. Possible hail in the morning and afternoon. Winds W/SW 25 to 40 km/h.
Central Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||0||4||90%||10-20mm||High||NW 21||89||W 23||80|
||-1||4||90%||20-40mm||Severe||WNW 30||88||W 29||91|
||-2||2||90%||5-10mm||Severe||WNW 28||93||W 32||85|
||0||6||90%||-||High||WNW 31||80||W 30||85|
The former owner of the Grantham quarry that allegedly contributed to the fatal 2011 flood has said the western embankment beside the quarry was a natural landmark and not manmade.
Strengthening El Nino to reduce rainfall in northern and south-east Australia but wetter conditions for Western Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the El Nino pattern is strengthening in the Pacific and is likely to persist into next year.
The impact of the drought is expected to be the main theme as Queensland's bush councils hold a major conference today.