Thursday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of rain in the south. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south this afternoon. Light winds becoming NE 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 23 to 32.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of rain in the south in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming NW 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending NW/SW in the late afternoon.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the southeast, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southeast in the morning. Winds W/SW 15 to 20 km/h turning S/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Winds E/SE 20 to 30 km/h.
Gascoyne Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||14||27||40%||1-5mm||Nil||ENE 10||57||N 20||48|
||14||23||40%||1-5mm||Nil||N 16||80||NW 13||59|
||14||30||40%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 17||45||NNW 17||25|
||10||25||60%||1-5mm||Nil||NE 26||40||NE 19||21|
||10||21||60%||1-5mm||Nil||NE 25||48||NNE 20||36|
||12||26||60%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 21||53||NNW 18||33|
||9||22||40%||1-5mm||Nil||NE 20||60||NNE 19||41|
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.