East Coast Weather
East Coast Forecast
Tuesday Mostly clear. Winds NW 25 to 35 km/h.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the late afternoon and evening. Winds NW 30 to 45 km/h turning W 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. High.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the afternoon. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h turning SW 15 to 20 km/h during the morning.
Friday Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming NW 15 to 20 km/h during the day.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Winds NW 20 to 30 km/h turning W/SW 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.
East Coast Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||10||18||10%||< 1mm||Nil||S 8||68||SE 14||58|
When Cyclone Yasi devastated parts of North Queensland in 2011, the rains it brought with it took out about 20 million tonnes of coking coal production.
Tropical Cyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a category three system, having made landfall along the north Queensland coastline near Airlie Beach earlier this afternoon as a slow-moving category four system.
Panicked residents in areas affected by Cyclone Debbie have relayed their experiences to the ABC as torrential rain and wind gusts pummel the region.