Central North Weather
Central North Forecast
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the coast later tonight. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds NW 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 25 to 30 km/h in the late evening.
Wednesday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. Winds NW 35 to 50 km/h tending W/NW 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Low-Moderate.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the early afternoon. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h becoming light before dawn.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the coast. Light winds becoming NW 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h tending W/SW during the day then becoming light during the evening.
Central North Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||8||19||10%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 9||65||NNE 9||43|
||5||18||30%||< 1mm||Slight||SSE 15||65||ENE 13||42|
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.
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.