Central Highlands Weather
Central Highlands Forecast
Monday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the north, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Winds SE 40 to 60 km/h. Damaging wind gusts exceeding 90 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Tuesday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers in the north, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible in the west. Destructive wind gusts exceeding 130 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Wednesday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain. A chance of thunderstorms. Heavy falls possible in the west. Damaging wind gusts to 100 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Thursday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain. A chance of thunderstorms. Heavy falls possible. Winds NE/SE 25 to 40 km/h tending NW/SW 25 to 35 km/h during the afternoon.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms. Winds S/SW 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.
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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.