Lower Derwent Weather
Lower Derwent Forecast
Thursday Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the far south, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Winds W/NW 20 to 30 km/h tending W/SW 25 to 35 km/h in the middle of the day then tending W/NW 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 12 and 17. Low-Moderate.
Friday Partly cloudy. The chance of fog in the early morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the far south, most likely at night. Winds W/NW 15 to 20 km/h tending N/NW 20 to 30 km/h during the day.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers in the south, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Winds N/NW 25 to 35 km/h turning W 25 to 40 km/h during the morning.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the south. Winds W/NW 20 to 30 km/h turning S/SW 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.
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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.