Upper South East Weather
Upper South East Forecast
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, mainly near the coast, becoming less likely this evening. Winds SW 15 to 25 km/h turning S 20 to 30 km/h in the late morning and afternoon then decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 19.
Friday Partly cloudy. The chance of light frost in the early morning. Light winds becoming SW 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming S/SW 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming S 15 to 25 km/h during the day then tending SE 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Upper South East Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||4||19||80%||< 1mm||Slight||NW 3||71||WSW 16||40|
||3||17||80%||< 1mm||Slight||NW 6||73||W 16||48|
All south-east Queensland schools have been shut today and businesses are being asked to close by lunchtime as ex-Cyclone Debbie nears, bringing severe thunderstorms, torrential rain and flash flooding.
Government loans announced for cyclone-affected farmers as wet weather prevents assessment of crop damage
Wet weather has continued to plague parts of cyclone-affected north Queensland overnight, hampering farmers' efforts to survey damage to their properties.
Swift water rescues are underway with at least 50 people stranded in outlying areas of Mackay in north Queensland after heavy rain in the region overnight, Police Commissioner Ian Stewart says.