Monday Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely this afternoon. Winds N 40 to 60 km/h turning W/NW 30 to 45 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming NW 25 to 35 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s. High.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Winds NW 20 to 30 km/h.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds N/NW 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 40 km/h before tending W/NW 15 to 25 km/h during the day.
Thursday Partly cloudy. High (70%) 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.
Midlands Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||2||14||20%||< 1mm||Moderate||W 14||73||SW 16||54|
Thousands of north Queenslanders are being evacuated as Cyclone Debbie bears down on the coast, bringing winds of up to 230 kilometres per hour and possibly a four-metre storm surge.
As Tropical Cyclone Debbie strengthens off the coast near Townsville in north Queensland, residents are being warned to prepare for the worst storm to hit the state since Cyclone Yasi in 2011.
Cyclone Debbie: Calm before the storm as north Queensland farmers prepare for possible category four system
North Queensland farmers have awoken to relatively normal weather conditions ahead of Cyclone Debbie which is expected to cross the coastline later today.