Monday Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast during this afternoon and evening. Winds S 15 to 20 km/h tending SE 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending S/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid 30s.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers north of Mt Isa, most likely from the late morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds SE/SW 15 to 25 km/h tending E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending E/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon.
Wednesday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers north of Mt Isa, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds E/NE 20 to 30 km/h.
Thursday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers north of Mt Isa, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds E/NE 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the evening.
Northwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||23||36||90%||1-5mm||Nil||S 10||68||SE 12||43|
||24||38||40%||1-5mm||Nil||ESE 15||43||SE 14||24|
||22||35||80%||1-5mm||Nil||SE 11||55||SE 16||34|
||24||37||50%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 13||44||SE 15||26|
A category one cyclone has formed in the Gulf of Carpentaria but is due to weaken before heading towards the Northern Territory coast.
Emergency services are frustrated by people making bad decisions when faced with floodwater, as recent studies on flood deaths show young men and children are the most at-risk of dying.
Severe thunderstorms that ravaged the Hunter region and the Central Coast of New South Wales are over, the Bureau of Meteorology says, but Ausgrid and SES volunteers are still working to repair the damage.