Tuesday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain in the east, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible heavy falls in the far north in the early afternoon. Winds SE 25 to 35 km/h.
Wednesday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of rain in the east, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far north in the morning and afternoon. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending E/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Thursday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of rain in the southeast, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far north in the afternoon. Winds NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending S/SW 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending S/SE during the evening.
Friday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the east, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the afternoon and evening. Winds SE 20 to 30 km/h.
Goldfields Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||15||29||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 16||58||SE 16||32|
||19||32||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 25||47||SE 20||26|
||21||34||40%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 22||49||SE 16||26|
Prolonged heatwave conditions are helping elevate the bushfire threat in parts of New South Wales this week, after a slow start to the season.
A four-day heatwave that begins on Wednesday will bring the same kind of conditions that saw more than 200 Queenslanders treated for heat stroke and dehydration last week.
A Queensland MP is calling on the major banks to develop offsetting options for farm management deposits to help landholders save in the good times.