Central West Weather
Central West Forecast
Thursday Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain in the south, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe with damaging winds and heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding in the S in the afternoon and evening. Winds N/NE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 18 and 24.
Friday Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Heavy falls exceeding 40 mm possible inland. Light winds becoming W/NW 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning. Light winds becoming SE 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Winds E/SE 20 to 30 km/h.
Central West Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||7||19||20%||< 1mm||Nil||E 27||71||E 24||43|
||8||19||20%||< 1mm||Nil||E 33||74||E 31||45|
||8||18||20%||< 1mm||Nil||E 28||78||E 23||49|
||9||20||20%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 32||79||E 28||48|
||6||16||20%||< 1mm||Nil||E 19||75||E 20||53|
||6||17||20%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 22||78||ENE 24||47|
||6||17||20%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 28||80||ENE 26||48|
||15||20||40%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 38||68||E 32||54|
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.