Tuesday Sunny. Light winds becoming S/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Winds S/SE 20 to 30 km/h tending E/SE during the afternoon and evening.
Thursday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower and thunderstorm in the far north. Winds E 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the afternoon then becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Friday Sunny. Light winds becoming SE 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.
Goldfields Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||13||20||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 25||66||SE 23||37|
||15||23||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 32||68||SSE 31||49|
||15||24||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 28||64||SE 30||46|
When Cyclone Yasi devastated parts of North Queensland in 2011, the rains it brought with it took out about 20 million tonnes of coking coal production.
Tropical Cyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a category three system, having made landfall along the north Queensland coastline near Airlie Beach earlier this afternoon as a slow-moving category four system.
Panicked residents in areas affected by Cyclone Debbie have relayed their experiences to the ABC as torrential rain and wind gusts pummel the region.