Friday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the far southwest coast during this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds N/NE 25 to 35 km/h turning W/NW 15 to 25 km/h in the afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain in the south, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds W/NW 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 25 to 40 km/h in the morning then turning S/SW 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon and evening.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds S/SW 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the evening.
Monday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the far southwest coast. Light winds becoming S 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.
Gascoyne Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||12||23||10%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 15||57||SSW 31||58|
||10||23||10%||< 1mm||Nil||WNW 15||35||W 28||27|
||8||20||40%||< 1mm||Nil||WNW 16||57||WSW 29||44|
The 2016 snow season has reached a new peak depth this week according to measurements taken today.
Rain gauges as far north as the Gulf of Carpentaria and south to Ulladulla have received decent rainfall in the last 24 hours, some of which caused dangerous flooding.
A friend of a man feared drowned in floodwaters near Kyogle has told of "helplessly watching" the 72-year-old as he clung to a tree before being swept downstream.