Monday Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the north, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds E 40 to 55 km/h. Damaging wind gusts exceeding 90 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Tuesday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible. Winds E 40 to 60 km/h.
Wednesday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms. Winds NE 25 to 40 km/h.
Thursday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain. A chance of thunderstorms. Heavy falls possible in the south. Winds NE 20 to 30 km/h.
Friday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms. Winds NW/NE 20 to 30 km/h tending SW 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.
Capricornia Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||22||30||90%||10-20mm||Nil||E 18||84||ENE 19||78|
||24||29||90%||40-80mm||Nil||E 20||88||ENE 26||89|
||24||29||90%||10-20mm||Nil||NE 36||84||NE 33||84|
||24||30||90%||20-40mm||Nil||E 21||91||ENE 20||83|
Tropical Cyclone Debbie is just hours from reaching the north Queensland coast.
More than 25,000 people need to move 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.