Central Tablelands Weather
Central Tablelands Forecast
Tuesday Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the Blue Mountains, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm on and east of the ranges early this evening. Light winds.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming N/NW 25 to 35 km/h in the morning.
Thursday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Heavy falls possible in the east. Winds N/NW 15 to 20 km/h shifting S/SE 20 to 30 km/h in the afternoon.
Friday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower about the Blue Mountains in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds SE 25 to 35 km/h.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the Blue Mountains, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Central Tablelands Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||11||19||50%||1-5mm||Nil||SE 20||74||SE 22||64|
||10||14||80%||5-10mm||Nil||SSE 12||96||SE 12||89|
||13||22||70%||1-5mm||Nil||SE 19||74||SE 22||62|
||10||14||80%||1-5mm||Nil||SSE 19||97||SE 17||91|
||9||19||50%||1-5mm||Nil||ESE 24||77||SE 24||66|
Tropical Cyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a category three system, having made landfall along the north Queensland coastline near Airlie Beach earlier this afternoon as a slow-moving category four system.
Panicked residents in areas affected by Cyclone Debbie have relayed their experiences to the ABC as torrential rain and wind gusts pummel the region.
When Cyclone Yasi devastated parts of North Queensland in 2011, the rains it brought with it took out about 20 million tonnes of coking coal production.