Saturday Mostly sunny. High (70%) chance of showers north of Weipa, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers north of Coen, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.
Monday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers north of Weipa in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming W/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.
Peninsula Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||26||31||90%||10-20mm||Nil||W 12||88||WNW 10||70|
||24||34||80%||40-80mm||Nil||ESE 8||85||SSE 8||53|
Rain in parts of western Queensland in the past week has raised hope that the drought may finally be over, but the long, dry years have already devastated pastures and wiped out incomes for many farming families.
Solid central Australian rain a bonus as pastoral company progresses with drought-proofing strategy aimed at selling heavier cattle
A Central Australian pastoral company says recent solid rain across its five cattle stations is a welcome bonus as it continues with a drought-proofing strategy.
Queensland's first cyclone of the season poses no immediate threat to the coast but may whip up dangerous swells for south-east beaches early next week, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) says.