Thursday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures between 16 and 19.
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 60 mm possible. Winds SE 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day.
Saturday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the morning. Winds SE 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the afternoon.
Sunday Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the southwest, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds.
Southwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||8||15||90%||10-20mm||Nil||ESE 15||100||ESE 27||90|
||9||18||90%||5-10mm||Nil||NNE 3||97||ESE 22||80|
||10||17||90%||10-20mm||Nil||ESE 18||100||ESE 33||83|
||12||17||90%||10-20mm||Nil||ESE 44||81||ESE 48||87|
||12||18||90%||10-20mm||Nil||E 20||100||ESE 37||81|
||8||17||90%||5-10mm||Nil||NNE 1||100||SE 17||80|
||11||17||90%||10-20mm||Nil||ESE 10||99||ESE 28||82|
||10||14||90%||10-20mm||Nil||ESE 21||100||ESE 27||89|
||9||16||90%||5-10mm||Nil||ESE 18||100||SE 32||82|
||11||15||90%||10-20mm||Nil||ESE 27||82||ESE 29||81|
||11||16||90%||5-10mm||Nil||ESE 42||77||ESE 42||77|
While northern parts of the country have experienced unseasonably warm temperatures, winter is business as usual in the south.
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.