Thursday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southeast during the morning and early afternoon. Winds E/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending E/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the late morning. Daytime maximum temperatures around 17.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the far southwest in the evening. Winds E/NE 15 to 20 km/h turning N 20 to 30 km/h during the morning.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers in the far southwest, high (70%) chance elsewhere. Gusty winds. Possible hail in the far southwest in the morning. Winds N/NW 25 to 30 km/h turning W 35 to 50 km/h during the morning then decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the afternoon.
Sunday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the far southwest, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds W 25 to 40 km/h.
Goldfields Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||4||16||5%||< 1mm||Slight||ESE 14||68||ENE 14||36|
||4||17||5%||< 1mm||Slight||ESE 23||63||ESE 14||33|
||5||18||5%||< 1mm||Slight||E 24||68||E 14||31|
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.
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.
Launceston's flood levees have been hailed as a game-changer in minimising the impact of the June flood emergency.