Upper Western Weather
Upper Western Forecast
Monday Mostly clear. Winds W/SW 25 to 35 km/h tending S/SW 25 to 40 km/h in the evening.
Tuesday Hot and sunny. Winds S/SE 25 to 35 km/h becoming S 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Wednesday Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the far east at night. Winds S/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending NW/NE in the morning then tending W/SW 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon.
Thursday Mostly sunny. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the northeast in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast in the afternoon. Winds S 25 to 40 km/h.
Friday Sunny. Winds S 20 to 30 km/h.
Upper Western Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||22||29||50%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 25||49||S 32||30|
||18||26||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 30||53||SSW 30||28|
||13||23||5%||< 1mm||Nil||S 32||53||S 36||21|
||17||26||5%||< 1mm||Nil||S 38||41||S 40||16|
||16||24||5%||< 1mm||Nil||S 40||49||S 41||22|
||13||24||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 37||50||S 38||21|
More than 25,000 people need to be evacuated from low-lying areas in Mackay by midnight, with fears incoming Tropical Cyclone Debbie could cause inundation of up to 2.5 metres above the high tide level.
Tropical cyclones have long posed a serious threat to Queensland coastal communities, but after almost every disaster there have been lessons learnt to help people better prepare.
Cyclone Debbie has the potential to wipe out fruit, vegetable and sugar cane crops worth more than one billion dollars, devastating regional communities and sending prices soaring at the green grocers.