Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely during this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm with gusty winds. Winds W 15 to 25 km/h tending NW 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening. City Centre Shower or two. Possible storm.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Light winds becoming N/NW 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. City Centre Possible shower or storm. Min 25 Max 34 Possible rainfall: 0 to 5 mm Chance of any rain: 40%.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming NE 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. City Centre Partly cloudy. Min 25 Max 34 Possible rainfall: 0 mm Chance of any rain: 20%.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds E 15 to 25 km/h turning N/NE 20 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then tending E/NE 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. City Centre Possible shower or storm. Min 24 Max 33 Possible rainfall: 0 to 0. 4 mm Chance of any rain: 40%.
Monday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds E/NE 15 to 20 km/h tending N/NE during the morning. City Centre Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 24 Max 32 Possible rainfall: 1 to 5 mm Chance of any rain: 60%.
Darwin-Daly Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||23||33||80%||1-5mm||Nil||SE 12||69||ESE 14||50|
||24||33||80%||5-10mm||Nil||ESE 18||76||E 19||64|
||22||35||80%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 13||64||ESE 19||36|
||22||35||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 17||47||ESE 21||27|
All south-east Queensland schools have been shut today and businesses are being asked to close by lunchtime as ex-Cyclone Debbie nears, bringing severe thunderstorms, torrential rain and flash flooding.
Government loans announced for cyclone-affected farmers as wet weather prevents assessment of crop damage
Wet weather has continued to plague parts of cyclone-affected north Queensland overnight, hampering farmers' efforts to survey damage to their properties.
Swift water rescues are underway with at least 50 people stranded in outlying areas of Mackay in north Queensland after heavy rain in the region overnight, Police Commissioner Ian Stewart says.