Central West Weather
Central West Forecast
Monday Mostly clear. Winds S/SE 30 to 45 km/h.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the northeast, most likely from the late morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible in the northeast. Winds S/SE 35 to 55 km/h.
Wednesday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain east of Longreach, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. A chance of thunderstorms. Heavy falls possible east of Longreach. Winds S/SE 35 to 55 km/h tending E/SE 35 to 50 km/h early in the morning then tending S/SE 30 to 45 km/h in the late evening. Damaging wind gusts to 100 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Thursday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain east of Longreach, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. A chance of thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon. Heavy falls possible east of Longreach. Winds S/SW 30 to 45 km/h.
Friday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the southeast, most likely in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. A chance of thunderstorms east of Longreach. Winds S 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming S/SE and light during the evening.
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Cyclone Debbie has the potential to wipe out fruit, vegetable and sugar cane crops worth more than a billion dollars, devastating regional communities and sending prices soaring at the green grocers.
Torrential rain is falling in Mackay and local authorities have issued a storm surge warning as Tropical Cyclone Debbie makes its presence felt in the north Queensland city.
Tropical Cyclone Debbie is just hours from reaching the north Queensland coast.