Wednesday Partly cloudy. Winds SE 20 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening then becoming S/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.
Thursday Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the north and east. Light winds.
Friday Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming N 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower and a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds N/NE 15 to 25 km/h tending N/NW 20 to 30 km/h during the day then tending NW/SW 15 to 25 km/h during the evening.
Riverland Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||7||24||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 22||55||SE 22||14|
||8||24||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 23||52||SE 23||14|
The weather bureau says the month of September was the third driest on record in Australia.
Children in remote areas of Papua New Guinea are dying as a result of food shortages caused by frost and worsening drought, villagers say.
Upper Hunter farmers are concerned a spike in warm weather across the region could take its toll on crop yields.