Thursday Mostly sunny. Medium (60%) chance of showers near the Otways, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending NW/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s.
Friday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning. Winds SE/SW 15 to 25 km/h becoming SW 25 to 40 km/h in the morning.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the Yarra Valley in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds W/SW 15 to 20 km/h turning S/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the day.
Sunday Sunny. Winds S/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending E/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
Central Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||18||27||10%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 23||72||SW 34||46|
||16||25||10%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 27||79||SW 30||43|
||17||24||40%||< 1mm||Nil||W 20||75||WSW 28||55|
||17||27||10%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 20||75||SW 29||49|
||17||23||40%||< 1mm||Nil||W 23||72||WSW 28||57|
||19||24||40%||< 1mm||Nil||W 22||73||WSW 28||60|
||17||23||10%||< 1mm||Nil||W 18||72||WSW 22||40|
||18||24||30%||< 1mm||Nil||W 23||73||WSW 27||60|
Record-breaking rain is causing flooding over parts of Western Australia this week, while parched Perth misses out once again.
As temperatures push above 35 degrees along the east coast, what does the extreme heat do to tyres driving on hot, often bubbling roads? Bitumen absorbs the summer heat, often making road surfaces more than 20 degrees hotter than air temperatures.
Radio transmitters have been inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of a three-month trial investigating the impact of heatwaves.