Wednesday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers near the far southwest coast this morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds S/SE 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures between 16 and 24.
Thursday Mostly sunny. Winds SE 25 to 35 km/h.
Friday Sunny. Areas of morning frost in the southeast. Winds E/SE 20 to 30 km/h.
Saturday Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost in the southeast. Winds E 25 to 35 km/h.
Gascoyne Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||12||21||10%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 19||64||WSW 19||59|
||13||21||10%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 27||73||NE 17||51|
||10||20||10%||1-5mm||Nil||ENE 24||59||NE 14||41|
||8||13||60%||1-5mm||Nil||NE 22||58||N 16||59|
||7||16||30%||1-5mm||Nil||NE 20||64||N 17||51|
||9||18||30%||1-5mm||Nil||NE 21||71||NE 18||51|
||7||16||50%||1-5mm||Nil||ENE 17||68||NE 15||52|
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.