Tuesday Hot and mostly sunny. Winds N/NW 20 to 30 km/h shifting S/SW 25 to 35 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming milder S 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 36 to 41.
Wednesday Cloudy periods. Medium (60%) chance of rain in the south during the morning, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds S 15 to 25 km/h.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Winds SE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the morning.
Friday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain in the morning. Light winds becoming SW 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending S 20 to 30 km/h during the evening.
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A four-day heatwave that begins on Wednesday will bring the same kind of conditions that saw more than 200 Queenslanders treated for heat stroke and dehydration last week.
Less than three weeks into 2017, the desert town of Tennant Creek in the NT is already just 89 millimetres shy of reaching its average yearly rainfall, with the unusual downpour said to be leading to an influx of creepy crawlies.
Rain has continued to fall in parts of Central Australia, ensuring the current greenery continues.