Friday Showers and thunderstorms about central parts. Hot in the west, warm in the southeast.
Saturday Hot through northern and central parts, mild S. showers and storms in the south and interior.
Sunday Showers/storms from southeast to northwest. Dry elsewhere. Very warm to hot throughout.
Monday Showers from NW to SE, heaviest about Mackay coast. Strong SE winds along the SE coast.
19:11 EDT Farmers from Tasmania's south-east corner are warning the region could be pushed to the brink of drought unless there is extra rainfall over summer.