Thursday Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely during this afternoon and evening. Winds N 35 to 50 km/h turning W/NW 25 to 30 km/h in the late evening.
Friday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning. Winds W/SW 15 to 25 km/h turning N/NW 20 to 30 km/h in the morning.
Saturday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the morning. Winds N/NW 25 to 35 km/h turning W 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. Winds N/NW 15 to 25 km/h.
Monday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, with possible hail. Winds NW 20 to 30 km/h turning W/SW 25 to 35 km/h during the day.
Melbourne Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||6||10||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 21||91||W 20||80|
||7||10||80%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 22||88||W 22||79|
||6||12||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 26||89||W 26||65|
||6||11||90%||1-5mm||Nil||NW 22||85||W 26||72|
||3||7||90%||1-5mm||Moderate||NW 10||97||WNW 10||83|
||5||11||90%||1-5mm||Slight||WNW 14||93||WNW 15||68|
||5||11||70%||< 1mm||Slight||WNW 26||84||W 26||61|
||5||12||90%||1-5mm||Slight||WNW 13||100||W 16||67|
||5||12||90%||< 1mm||Slight||WNW 21||87||W 25||64|
||3||11||90%||1-5mm||Moderate||NNW 11||98||WNW 16||71|
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.