Monday Clear. Winds S/SW 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Tuesday Sunny. Winds SE/SW 15 to 20 km/h.
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|
||8||25||30%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 18||45||SE 14||26|
||9||24||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 21||49||S 29||26|
||7||22||30%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 15||55||SSE 14||33|
Tropical Cyclone Debbie is just hours from reaching the north Queensland coast.
More than 25,000 people need to move from low-lying areas in Mackay by midnight, with fears incoming Tropical Cyclone Debbie could cause inundation of up to 2.5 metres above the high tide level.
Tropical cyclones have long posed a serious threat to Queensland coastal communities, but after almost every disaster there have been lessons learnt to help people better prepare.