Monday Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast. Winds S/SE 15 to 20 km/h.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers north of Mt Isa, most likely from the late morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h turning N/NE in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers north of Mt Isa, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NW/NE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming E/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers north of Mt Isa, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds N/NE 15 to 20 km/h tending E/NE 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.
Northwest Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||21||34||70%||5-10mm||Nil||ESE 15||67||E 22||50|
||21||36||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 16||28||E 14||20|
||21||34||50%||1-5mm||Nil||ESE 13||46||E 21||34|
||20||36||40%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 16||29||E 16||22|
Some homes in the community of Borroloola on the Gulf of Carpentaria have been evacuated with 74 residents sheltering elsewhere, as they wait for Cyclone Alfred to make landfall about sunrise on Tuesday.
Shacks in the fishing village of King Ash Bay in the Northern Territory's Gulf of Carpentaria have been flooded by the McArthur River.
Early today, a tropical low that has been lingering over the Gulf of Carpentaria was upgraded to tropical cyclone.