Tuesday Sunny. Patchy fog in the east early this morning. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.
Wednesday Mostly sunny day. High (70%) chance of showers in the evening. Winds N/NW 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then shifting S/SW 25 to 40 km/h in the evening.
Thursday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the east, medium (50%) chance elsewhere, contracting to the coast in the afternoon and clearing in the evening. Winds SW 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then increasing to 30 km/h before turning S 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers near the Otways, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds S/SW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming S/SW 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.
Central Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||11||18||60%||< 1mm||Nil||W 20||79||SW 31||51|
||7||15||50%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 24||83||SW 27||49|
||11||17||50%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 15||68||SW 22||47|
||11||18||60%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 14||84||SW 25||52|
||13||16||50%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 22||62||SW 23||49|
||13||17||50%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 21||65||SW 22||53|
||8||16||60%||< 1mm||Nil||W 15||77||SW 21||50|
||11||17||80%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 19||68||SW 21||56|
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.