Southwest Slopes Weather
Southwest Slopes Forecast
Thursday Mostly sunny. High (80%) chance of showers about the ranges, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south this afternoon. Winds W/SW 15 to 25 km/h shifting SE 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 17 and 22.
Friday Sunny. Winds SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon.
Saturday Sunny. Light winds.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the ranges, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds E 15 to 25 km/h.
Southwest Slopes Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
|Frost then sunny
||0||12||5%||< 1mm||High||S 18||78||SSW 4||57|
||7||22||5%||< 1mm||Nil||S 9||64||SSW 14||31|
All south-east Queensland schools have been shut today and businesses are being asked to close by lunchtime as ex-Cyclone Debbie nears, bringing severe thunderstorms, torrential rain and flash flooding.
Government loans announced for cyclone-affected farmers as wet weather prevents assessment of crop damage
Wet weather has continued to plague parts of cyclone-affected north Queensland overnight, hampering farmers' efforts to survey damage to their properties.
Swift water rescues are underway with at least 50 people stranded in outlying areas of Mackay in north Queensland after heavy rain in the region overnight, Police Commissioner Ian Stewart says.