Central West Weather
Central West Forecast
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe over inland parts with damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding in the afternoon and evening. Winds E/NE 25 to 40 km/h tending E/SE 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to high 30s.
Thursday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or a thunderstorm in the south. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h shifting SW 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then tending S 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Friday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the south in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds S 15 to 20 km/h turning SW 25 to 35 km/h during the morning.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the morning and afternoon. Winds SW 25 to 40 km/h.
Central West Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||15||26||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 24||42||SSW 34||42|
||13||28||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 16||51||SSW 13||24|
||18||26||10%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 29||58||S 33||51|
For the last four years Central Australia's Elkedra cattle station has received around half its average annual rainfall or only 150 millimetres each year.
Central Victorian regions battle hot, dry spring with Bendigo, Castlemaine setting record temperatures
Figures from the weather bureau show parts of central Victoria endured one of the driest springs on record.
It may officially be summer, but it felt a lot like winter across Victoria as temperatures dropped and light snow settling in the Alps.