Tuesday Cloudy. Areas of fog through inland parts early this morning. Very high (near 100%) chance of showers, most likely during the morning and afternoon. The chance of thunderstorms near the south coast this evening. Gusty winds and possible hail during this evening. Winds N/NW 15 to 25 km/h shifting SW in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures between 15 and 18.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the south, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm near the south coast in the early morning. Gusty winds and possible hail. Winds SW 20 to 30 km/h turning S early in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon.
Thursday Cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the southwest, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming NW 15 to 20 km/h during the day.
Friday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds W 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning.
Southwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||8||17||90%||5-10mm||Nil||NW 13||94||SW 18||82|
||11||19||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 7||96||WSW 22||78|
||11||18||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 18||87||SSW 25||82|
||13||18||90%||5-10mm||Nil||WNW 32||73||SSW 29||77|
||14||18||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 27||73||SSW 33||82|
||7||18||90%||1-5mm||Nil||N 2||100||W 14||73|
||11||19||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 13||83||WSW 20||73|
||11||16||90%||5-10mm||Nil||NW 16||88||SSW 18||86|
||12||17||90%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 14||86||SSW 20||78|
||10||17||90%||5-10mm||Nil||NW 18||89||SSW 18||85|
||12||18||90%||10-20mm||Nil||WNW 25||73||SSW 21||77|
There have been a few hiccups along the way but the school garden at St Francis' Primary School in Hughenden continues to grow despite the on-going drought.
Agriculture Minister Joyce defends White Paper's drought loans, R&D spend and lack of inland rail plan
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says he is sympathetic to the concerns of drought-affected farmers about concessional loans, but has made no commitment to change the controversial schemes any time soon.
Federal Government efforts to entice grain growers into insuring against disasters have failed to impress farmers.