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|
||4||16||10%||< 1mm||Slight||ENE 12||88||E 14||55|
||5||17||10%||< 1mm||Slight||E 12||81||E 14||60|
||6||17||10%||< 1mm||Nil||E 20||91||E 18||57|
||10||17||10%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 21||85||E 19||59|
||10||17||10%||< 1mm||Nil||E 27||89||E 22||62|
||4||16||10%||< 1mm||Slight||NNE 7||92||E 12||53|
||6||18||10%||< 1mm||Nil||E 16||83||E 16||50|
||6||15||10%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 12||86||E 14||58|
||6||16||10%||< 1mm||Nil||NE 9||91||E 14||56|
||8||17||20%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 12||76||ENE 13||53|
||8||17||20%||< 1mm||Nil||NE 15||87||ESE 16||55|
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.