Thursday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost about the ranges. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely late this afternoon and evening. Winds N 25 to 40 km/h tending N/NW 35 to 50 km/h in the morning then tending NW/SW 25 to 35 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 8 and 13.
Friday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the east in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Snow possible above 1200 metres. Winds W/SW 20 to 30 km/h turning N/NW 25 to 35 km/h during the day.
Saturday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the morning. Snow falling above 900 metres. Winds N/NW 25 to 35 km/h turning W 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon.
Sunday Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Snow possible above 1200 metres. Winds NW 20 to 30 km/h.
Central Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||4||10||70%||1-5mm||Slight||WNW 23||88||WNW 27||73|
||3||11||70%||< 1mm||Moderate||NW 19||87||W 27||67|
|Frost then sunny
||0||7||50%||< 1mm||High||WNW 18||100||W 28||78|
||5||11||60%||1-5mm||Slight||NNW 15||86||NW 20||64|
||3||11||70%||< 1mm||Moderate||WNW 15||90||W 20||70|
|Windy with showers
||5||11||60%||1-5mm||Slight||W 20||92||WNW 27||72|
|Windy with showers
||6||11||60%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 19||83||WNW 26||72|
||2||10||70%||< 1mm||Moderate||NW 17||85||W 22||64|
||6||11||90%||1-5mm||Nil||W 19||87||WNW 26||74|
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.