Central Highlands Weather
Central Highlands Forecast
Monday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the north, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Winds SE 40 to 60 km/h. Damaging wind gusts exceeding 90 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Tuesday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers in the north, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible in the west. Destructive wind gusts exceeding 130 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Wednesday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain. A chance of thunderstorms. Heavy falls possible in the west. Damaging wind gusts to 100 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Thursday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain. A chance of thunderstorms. Heavy falls possible. Winds NE/SE 25 to 40 km/h tending NW/SW 25 to 35 km/h during the afternoon.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms. Winds S/SW 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.
Central Highlands Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||23||28||90%||20-40mm||Nil||NE 28||88||N 23||84|
||23||27||90%||10-20mm||Nil||NNE 24||99||WNW 19||87|
||23||30||90%||5-10mm||Nil||NNW 32||87||NW 28||74|
Tropical Cyclone Debbie has intensified to category four and is expected to hit the north Queensland coast on Tuesday morning, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.
Engineers are frantically working to solve engine problems on the Royal Australian Navy's two largest ships, with fears the Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs) could be out of action for several weeks.
As Tropical Cyclone Debbie strengthens off the coast near Townsville in north Queensland, residents are being warned to prepare for the worst storm to hit the state since Cyclone Yasi in 2011.