Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the far north during this afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far north during this afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming W/SW 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending SE/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 31 to 36.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the far north. Winds S/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending E/SE 20 to 30 km/h during the morning and early afternoon.
Saturday Mostly sunny. Medium (50%) chance of showers or thunderstorms in the far north in the afternoon and evening. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending E/NE 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds E/NE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.
Goldfields Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||18||34||50%||1-5mm||Nil||ENE 15||52||SE 8||21|
||20||35||40%||1-5mm||Nil||ESE 20||55||SE 13||35|
||23||37||30%||1-5mm||Nil||E 18||50||SE 8||32|
Record-breaking rain is causing flooding over parts of Western Australia this week, while parched Perth misses out once again.
As temperatures push above 35 degrees along the east coast, what does the extreme heat do to tyres driving on hot, often bubbling roads? Bitumen absorbs the summer heat, often making road surfaces more than 20 degrees hotter than air temperatures.
Radio transmitters have been inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of a three-month trial investigating the impact of heatwaves.