Wednesday Partly cloudy. Areas of frost in the north early this morning. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Gusty winds and possible hail this morning. Winds S/SE 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 12 and 15.
Thursday Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the southwest, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Areas of frost in the early morning. Light winds.
Friday Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Light winds.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the north. Light winds.
Southwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||2||14||5%||< 1mm||Moderate||SE 4||95||SSE 6||60|
||6||16||5%||< 1mm||Nil||E 2||85||SSE 5||52|
||6||15||5%||< 1mm||Nil||E 10||85||E 9||58|
||9||15||20%||< 1mm||Nil||E 9||85||E 9||56|
||9||15||5%||< 1mm||Nil||E 15||82||SE 11||62|
|Frost then sunny
||1||15||5%||< 1mm||High||Calm||92||SE 3||51|
||4||16||5%||< 1mm||Slight||E 7||84||SSE 8||54|
||5||14||5%||< 1mm||Slight||SSE 4||86||ESE 6||59|
||6||15||20%||< 1mm||Nil||NE 1||92||SSE 3||58|
||6||15||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 4||83||SE 6||58|
||9||16||20%||< 1mm||Nil||S 8||71||SSW 9||57|
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.
Canberra has chilled below freezing every morning this month, and a few days have been quite cold as well.
Over the last week, much of the southeast has been treated to cold, cloud-free nights with light winds.