Monday Slight (20%) chance of a gusty shower or thunderstorm in the evening. Winds NW 20 to 30 km/h. Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely later in the day. Light winds. Possible rainfall: 1 to 4 mm Chance of any rain: 70%.
Tuesday Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the early morning. Light winds. Possible rainfall: 0 to 0. 4 mm Chance of any rain: 30% Around Canberra Sun protection 10:10am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High].
Wednesday Mostly sunny day. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the evening. Light winds becoming NW 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mm Chance of any rain: 30%.
Thursday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, possibly heavy. Light winds becoming S/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming S 20 to 30 km/h during the evening. Possible rainfall: 10 to 35 mm Chance of any rain: 80%.
Friday Sunny. Winds S 20 to 25 km/h becoming light during the day. Possible rainfall: 0 mm Chance of any rain: 5%.
ACT Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||9||21||60%||1-5mm||Nil||SSE 15||65||SE 20||54|
||9||20||40%||1-5mm||Nil||SSE 12||65||SE 14||52|
Tropical Cyclone Debbie is just hours from reaching the north Queensland coast.
More than 25,000 people need to move from low-lying areas in Mackay by midnight, with fears incoming Tropical Cyclone Debbie could cause inundation of up to 2.5 metres above the high tide level.
Tropical cyclones have long posed a serious threat to Queensland coastal communities, but after almost every disaster there have been lessons learnt to help people better prepare.