Monday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, becoming less likely in the late afternoon and evening. Snow possible above 1400 metres. Light winds becoming S/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 12 and 16. Low-Moderate.
Tuesday Mostly sunny. Light winds.
Wednesday Mostly sunny. Winds N 30 to 45 km/h.
Thursday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds N/NW 25 to 35 km/h turning W during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
Central Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||-1||13||60%||1-5mm||Severe||SSW 15||80||SSW 21||58|
More than 12,000 insurance claims have already been lodged with damages at an estimated $31 million following the .
A category one cyclone has formed in the Gulf of Carpentaria but is due to weaken before heading towards the Northern Territory coast.
Emergency services are frustrated by people making bad decisions when faced with floodwater, as recent studies on flood deaths show young men and children are the most at-risk of dying.