Thursday Partly cloudy. The chance of thunderstorms. Winds S/SE 20 to 30 km/h.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of thunderstorms. Winds S/SE 20 to 30 km/h tending N/NE in the morning then tending S/SE in the middle of the day.
Saturday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain south of Longreach, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible heavy falls in the southeast. Winds SE 20 to 25 km/h tending NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h before dawn.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the southeast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending N/NE 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day.
Monday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming S/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.
||forecast||min||max||chance of rain||rain amount||frost risk||9am||3pm|
||24||36||80%||5-10mm||Nil||ENE 15||57||ESE 9||36|
||22||32||90%||5-10mm||Nil||NE 15||72||SSE 16||53|
||22||31||80%||5-10mm||Nil||E 18||73||SSE 15||53|
||23||37||80%||5-10mm||Nil||NE 22||55||S 15||31|
||20||29||90%||10-20mm||Nil||NE 12||76||SSE 12||61|
||25||39||70%||1-5mm||Nil||NE 21||49||S 13||30|
16:31 EDT Locals on the Cocos Islands were expected to spend most of Christmas Day bunkered down in their houses, as Tropical Cyclone Kate bears down on the tiny community more than 2,000 kilometres off the West Australian coast.