Monday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers near the coast, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north during the morning and afternoon. Winds S 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds E/SE 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 30 km/h during the morning.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h.
Capricornia Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||20||36||70%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 14||53||ESE 16||35|
||23||31||40%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 22||62||ESE 26||58|
||24||29||60%||1-5mm||Nil||SE 27||79||SE 25||76|
||23||34||40%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 18||63||E 18||46|
More than 12,000 insurance claims have already been lodged with damages at an estimated $31 million following the .
A category one cyclone has formed in the Gulf of Carpentaria but is due to weaken before heading towards the Northern Territory coast.
Emergency services are frustrated by people making bad decisions when faced with floodwater, as recent studies on flood deaths show young men and children are the most at-risk of dying.