Saturday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the northwest in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Winds E/NE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 40.
Sunday The chance of a thunderstorm near the Northern Territory border in the early morning. Sunny day. Winds E/NE 15 to 20 km/h tending E/SE in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening.
Monday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the northeast in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast in the afternoon and evening. Winds E/NE 15 to 25 km/h turning SE 20 to 30 km/h during the day.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers east of Mt Isa, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible east of Mt Isa. Winds SE 35 to 55 km/h decreasing to 25 to 40 km/h during the evening.
Northwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||24||36||60%||10-20mm||Nil||S 29||49||S 34||31|
||23||35||50%||1-5mm||Nil||S 30||53||S 36||33|
||20||29||30%||1-5mm||Nil||S 25||50||S 30||32|
|Windy with showers
||23||36||60%||1-5mm||Nil||S 30||41||S 32||29|
A tropical low brewing 600 kilometres north-east of the Queensland coast could make landfall somewhere between Cairns and Townsville early next week as a category four cyclone or higher, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.
Cyclone preparation comes second nature to many north Queenslanders.
Sydney is having its wettest March in 33 years after yet another showery night.