Tuesday Partly cloudy. Winds W 25 to 35 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 18 and 23. High.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the evening. Winds NW 25 to 40 km/h.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Snow possible above 1500 metres. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h tending W/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day.
Friday Partly cloudy. Light winds.
Northeast Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||12||22||5%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 18||73||NW 26||54|
Cyclone Debbie is just hours away from making landfall in north Queensland, possibly as a category five system, where winds are already hitting buildings "like a freight train".
Cyclone Debbie is maintaining its intensity as it moves towards the Queensland coast, with meteorologists predicting it will make landfall about 1pm.
Evacuation centres are designed to be a safe place to wait out a cyclone â?? not be a home away from home.