Thursday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the west late this afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds S/SW 15 to 20 km/h turning W 15 to 25 km/h during the morning and early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 7 and 11.
Friday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the west, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds W 25 to 35 km/h.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the west, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds SW 25 to 35 km/h becoming light during the afternoon.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the north in the evening. Winds NW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming NW 15 to 25 km/h during the evening.
Central Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||-1||8||70%||1-5mm||High||SW 7||89||WSW 10||65|
||-3||6||30%||< 1mm||Severe||SW 17||90||SW 21||70|
Parts of Victoria have already received almost double the average rainfall this month, and some areas have recorded the wettest April in 16 years.
New Zealanders are bracing for a week of wild weather.
The skies above New South Wales farms have been filled with smoke in recent weeks as growers burn a huge load of dry stubble left over from last year's record crop yields.