South West Weather
South West Forecast
Monday Mostly clear. Winds W 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. The chance of fog in the early morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the coast during the morning, otherwise fine. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Wednesday Mostly sunny morning. Very high (90%) chance of showers, extending from the southwest during the afternoon and evening. Winds N/NW 15 to 25 km/h shifting cooler S/SW 25 to 40 km/h during the afternoon and evening.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Winds W/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending S/SW 15 to 25 km/h during the day.
Friday Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming S/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.
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Tropical Cyclone Debbie has intensified to category four and is expected to hit the north Queensland coast on Tuesday morning, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.
Engineers are frantically working to solve engine problems on the Royal Australian Navy's two largest ships, with fears the Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs) could be out of action for several weeks.
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.