Tuesday Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the northwest early this morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the far north, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then tending W/NW in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog in the southwest. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the far north and west in the afternoon. Winds NW/NE 15 to 20 km/h tending NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the far north in the afternoon. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the far north. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
Kimberley Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||20||36||10%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 10||54||W 16||41|
||19||35||10%||< 1mm||Nil||WNW 10||53||W 25||47|
||18||34||10%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 8||70||NW 16||56|
||22||37||10%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 6||51||N 8||28|
||18||35||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 13||38||E 17||28|
||22||40||10%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 12||24||ENE 17||12|
||22||36||10%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 14||18||ENE 14||16|
||19||35||30%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 8||49||N 16||45|
||21||37||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 15||47||ESE 13||24|
||21||37||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 15||45||ESE 15||23|
||22||40||30%||-||Nil||ESE 5||44||NW 14||42|
||26||37||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 19||32||E 17||23|
||18||38||10%||< 1mm||Nil||E 11||34||NNW 17||36|
||15||35||30%||< 1mm||Nil||E 15||32||ENE 20||24|
||22||37||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 21||31||E 19||20|
||23||37||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 20||39||ESE 18||24|
It is the last day of a heat spell that has baked New South Wales, and like cinema choc-tops, records continue to melt.
Long-term locals are concerned about the height of the Katherine River in the Northern Territory after successive poor wet seasons.
A wool classer who spent 50 years in shearing sheds around western Queensland says there has been a slow decline in the industry since he started.