Monday Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far northeast, possibly severe with heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding. Winds S/SE 20 to 30 km/h.
Tuesday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain in the east, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Heavy falls exceeding 50 mm possible in the east. Winds S/SE 20 to 25 km/h increasing to 30 km/h before tending E/SE 20 to 25 km/h during the day.
Wednesday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of rain in the east, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far north in the morning and afternoon. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending E/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Thursday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of rain in the southeast, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far north in the afternoon. Winds NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending S/SW 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending S/SE during the evening.
Friday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the east, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the afternoon and evening. Winds SE 20 to 30 km/h.
Goldfields Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||15||29||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 19||63||SE 16||32|
||19||32||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 26||57||SE 22||34|
||21||34||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 24||53||SE 18||28|
Less than three weeks into 2017, the desert town of Tennant Creek in the NT is already just 89 millimetres shy of reaching its average yearly rainfall, with the unusual downpour said to be leading to an influx of creepy crawlies.
Rain has continued to fall in parts of Central Australia, ensuring the current greenery continues.
The Great Northern Highway has been closed between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, as rivers rise across northern Western Australia following a week of steady rain.