East Coast Weather
East Coast Forecast
Thursday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain in the north, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Winds NW 40 to 55 km/h turning SW 20 to 30 km/h in the late evening.
Friday Partly cloudy. Areas of frost in the morning, mainly about higher ground. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about higher ground at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds W 20 to 30 km/h turning N/NW 25 to 40 km/h during the day.
Saturday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the morning. Snow falling above 500 metres. Winds W/NW 30 to 45 km/h.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow possible above 700 metres. Winds NW 35 to 55 km/h.
Monday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the south, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 100 metres. Possible hail in the morning and afternoon. Winds W 25 to 35 km/h turning NW 15 to 25 km/h during the evening.
East Coast Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||3||14||60%||< 1mm||Moderate||W 26||63||WNW 30||48|
||-3||11||60%||< 1mm||Severe||W 19||68||W 25||58|
||2||13||60%||< 1mm||Moderate||WSW 30||62||WNW 29||50|
||-4||8||60%||1-5mm||Severe||WNW 20||83||WNW 24||67|
||1||12||60%||1-5mm||High||W 28||68||WNW 32||59|
||1||12||60%||< 1mm||High||W 25||73||W 32||60|
||1||13||60%||< 1mm||High||W 25||64||WNW 28||51|
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 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.
The impact of the drought is expected to be the main theme as Queensland's bush councils hold a major conference today.