Central West Weather
Central West Forecast
Monday Mostly clear. Winds S/SE 30 to 45 km/h.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the northeast, most likely from the late morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible in the northeast. Winds S/SE 35 to 55 km/h.
Wednesday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain east of Longreach, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. A chance of thunderstorms. Heavy falls possible east of Longreach. Winds S/SE 35 to 55 km/h tending E/SE 35 to 50 km/h early in the morning then tending S/SE 30 to 45 km/h in the late evening. Damaging wind gusts to 100 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Thursday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain east of Longreach, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. A chance of thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon. Heavy falls possible east of Longreach. Winds S/SW 30 to 45 km/h.
Friday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the southeast, most likely in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. A chance of thunderstorms east of Longreach. Winds S 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming S/SE and light during the evening.
Central West Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||16||28||50%||1-5mm||Nil||SSE 24||55||S 22||36|
||16||30||50%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 24||48||S 25||27|
||18||34||10%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 22||41||S 21||23|
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.