Friday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the northeast during this afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast during this afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming SE 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then tending E in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 40.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the northwest in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds E/NE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon.
Sunday Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers north of Mt Isa, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending E/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the day.
Monday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the northeast, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Mt Isa in the afternoon and evening. Winds NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming SE 20 to 30 km/h during the morning.
Northwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||26||41||20%||< 1mm||Nil||N 9||52||S 18||23|
||25||40||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 20||42||SE 26||21|
||24||40||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 13||52||SSE 20||27|
||25||40||5%||< 1mm||Nil||E 15||40||SE 22||20|
Authorities are preparing for a potential cyclone that could hit the north Queensland coast in coming days, as the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) tracks a tropical low in the Coral Sea that is expected to strengthen.
It's looking more likely that a tropical cyclone will cross the Queensland coast in the coming days.
A slow-moving tropical low has drenched the WA mining town of Port Hedland, which has received more than 270 millimetres of rain this week.