Monday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely this afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west during the morning and afternoon. Winds N 35 to 50 km/h turning W 25 to 40 km/h in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 18 and 24. Low-Moderate.
Tuesday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds W 25 to 35 km/h turning NW 20 to 30 km/h during the day.
Wednesday Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds NW 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then tending W 15 to 25 km/h during the evening.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Snow possible above 1200 metres. Winds W 15 to 20 km/h tending SW during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.
Central Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||-1||13||90%||1-5mm||High||NW 7||91||WNW 18||55|
||-3||12||80%||< 1mm||Severe||NW 9||85||WNW 24||54|
Thousands of north Queenslanders are being evacuated as Cyclone Debbie bears down on the coast, bringing winds of up to 240 kilometres per hour and possibly a four-metre storm surge.
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.
Victoria is being hit with strong winds as the weather bureau warns of gusts of up to 100 kilometres per hour and possible thunderstorms.