Northern Country Weather
Northern Country Forecast
Wednesday Becoming cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southwest later tonight. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Areas of raised dust in the northwest during this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southwest later tonight. Winds N/NE 30 to 45 km/h becoming NW 40 to 50 km/h in the early afternoon then shifting W/SW 30 to 45 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s. Extreme.
Thursday Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds W 25 to 30 km/h turning S/SW 25 to 40 km/h during the day.
Friday Sunny. Light winds.
Saturday Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming S/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Northern Country Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||13||30||70%||1-5mm||Nil||SW 19||37||W 21||17|
||15||32||70%||1-5mm||Nil||W 12||36||W 15||19|
||16||31||70%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 15||35||W 20||19|
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