Lower Burdekin Weather
Lower Burdekin Forecast
Monday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain in the south, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Destructive wind gusts exceeding 130 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Tuesday Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible. Very destructive wind gusts exceeding 170 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Wednesday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms. Heavy falls possible in the south. 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 showers along the coastal fringe, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. A chance of thunderstorms. Winds NW 25 to 35 km/h turning W/SW 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.
Friday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. A chance of thunderstorms. Light winds becoming SW 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon.
Lower Burdekin Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||20||28||50%||1-5mm||Nil||S 5||69||SE 6||63|
||22||33||50%||1-5mm||Nil||S 11||63||ESE 19||52|
Tropical Cyclone Debbie has intensified to category four and is expected to hit the north Queensland coast on Tuesday morning, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.
Engineers are frantically working to solve engine problems on the Royal Australian Navy's two largest ships, with fears the Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs) could be out of action for several weeks.
As Tropical Cyclone Debbie strengthens off the coast near Townsville in north Queensland, residents are being warned to prepare for the worst storm to hit the state since Cyclone Yasi in 2011.