Wednesday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain in the south, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far south during the morning and afternoon. Possible hail in the far southwest during this afternoon and early evening. Winds S/SW 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 13 and 22.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of rain in the east in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Areas of frost in the southwest in the early morning. Winds S/SE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening then becoming S/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Friday Sunny. Areas of morning frost. Light winds becoming W/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending SE/SW during the afternoon.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the northwest. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.
Goldfields Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||8||14||90%||1-5mm||Nil||S 14||86||SSW 23||62|
||8||21||80%||1-5mm||Nil||SSW 12||50||SW 19||36|
||6||19||40%||< 1mm||Nil||S 10||58||SSW 17||43|
||6||19||80%||1-5mm||Nil||SSW 10||63||SSW 20||57|
||8||13||90%||5-10mm||Nil||SSW 17||98||SSW 21||76|
||11||22||40%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 5||46||SW 12||26|
||4||20||5%||< 1mm||Slight||S 10||61||SSW 17||37|
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.