Wednesday Sunny. Winds E/NE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.
Thursday Sunny. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day.
Friday Sunny. Light winds.
Saturday Sunny. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon.
Interior Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||8||26||5%||< 1mm||Nil||E 20||28||ESE 16||15|
||6||24||5%||< 1mm||Nil||NE 7||45||ENE 7||20|
||6||22||5%||< 1mm||Nil||E 10||28||E 8||15|
||8||24||5%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 11||41||SSE 8||22|
Queensland forecasters have named Raquel as their first ever recorded July cyclone, which has formed this morning north of the Solomon Islands.
Vanuatu president's decision to leave country as Cyclone Pam approached criticised by international aid groups
The decision by Vanuatu's president and senior disaster officials to fly to a conference in Japan as Cyclone Pam bore down on the Pacific nation in March made response efforts more difficult, aid group Save the Children says.
The Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be in Newcastle today to announce $274 million to get work started on a major upgrade of the Williamtown air force base.