Wednesday Partly cloudy morning then a sunny afternoon. Winds S 20 to 30 km/h.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Areas of fog about the nearby hills in the early morning. Winds SE/SW 15 to 25 km/h during the day.
Friday Mostly sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of an afternoon shower and the risk of a thunderstorm about the nearby hills in the afternoon. Light winds.
Saturday Mostly sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of an afternoon shower and the risk of a thunderstorm about the nearby hills in the afternoon. Winds N/NW 20 to 30 km/h tending NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower and the risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Winds N 15 to 25 km/h turning W/NW 15 to 20 km/h during the day.
Melbourne Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||9||23||10%||< 1mm||Nil||S 9||72||SSW 12||45|
||11||21||10%||< 1mm||Nil||S 8||73||SW 15||52|
||12||23||10%||< 1mm||Nil||S 18||75||SSW 26||43|
||10||23||10%||< 1mm||Nil||S 14||78||SSW 23||43|
||9||19||10%||< 1mm||Nil||S 4||74||SSW 7||48|
||10||24||10%||< 1mm||Nil||S 7||70||SSW 14||37|
||9||24||10%||< 1mm||Nil||S 19||74||S 26||33|
||10||24||10%||< 1mm||Nil||S 7||84||SSW 18||39|
||10||23||10%||< 1mm||Nil||S 12||80||S 22||42|
||7||24||30%||< 1mm||Nil||S 5||94||SSW 17||42|
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.