Tuesday Sunny. Winds S 15 to 20 km/h tending SE in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s.
Wednesday Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (20%) chance of a shower elsewhere south of Hawker. Light winds becoming NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming SW 25 to 40 km/h in the middle of the day.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower near the coast, most likely in the morning. Winds SW 20 to 30 km/h turning S during the morning.
Friday Sunny. Winds S 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming S 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.
Flinders Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||11||29||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 10||53||SW 6||21|
||12||27||5%||< 1mm||Nil||S 12||65||SSW 16||28|
||9||27||20%||< 1mm||Nil||S 5||72||W 8||29|
Cyclone Debbie is just hours away from making landfall in north Queensland, possibly as a category five system, where winds are already hitting buildings "like a freight train".
Evacuation centres are designed to be a safe place to wait out a cyclone â?? not be a home away from home.
Cyclone Debbie is maintaining its intensity as it moves towards the Queensland coast, with meteorologists predicting it will make landfall about 1pm.