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Queenslanders are preparing for a tropical cyclone that will bring destructive winds, heavy rains and abnormally high tides to the far north of the state.

Category One Cyclone Kimi is expected to impact from Cape Melville to Cardwell, affecting areas such as Cooktown, Port Douglas, Cairns and Innisfail.

Hurricane-force winds with gusts of up to 130 km / h are expected starting Sunday night, with the system expected to arrive on Monday.

These gales can extend inland to Palmerville and Chillagoe, and the area is under flood watch.

Dangerously high tides are also likely.

Tropical Cyclone Joshua is moving west southwest over the central Indian Ocean offering wild weather for parts of the WA coastline.

There is a hurricane force advisory in place along the Leeuwin, Albany and Esperance coasts.

Further inland, communities are warned of serious fire danger due to high temperatures and high winds.

A forest fire emergency warning it is in effect for people in parts of Oakford, Casuarina, Wandi, Wellard, Anketell, and Oldbury and Kwinana.

There is also a total fire ban in these areas due to weather conditions.

Here’s your state-by-state weather forecast for Sunday, January 17:

Mostly sunny, cool to temperate in the northeast. Sunny, cool to temperate in the southeast. Sunny, temperate to warm in the southwest. Mostly sunny, very warm in the northwest.

Sydney will be sunny with a minimum of 16 ° C and a maximum of 26 ° C.

Canberra will be sunny with a low of 10 ° C and a high of 28 ° C today.

Bathers enjoy the fine weekday weather at Little Bay near LaPerouse in Sydney. (James Alcock / NINE MEDIA)

Turning mostly sunny, cool to cold in the south. Mostly sunny, warm in the north.

Melbourne will be partly cloudy and sunny breaks will increase in the afternoon. Daytime temperatures will range from 13 ° C to 21 ° C.

Slight chance of light rain or drizzle over the Dandenong this morning.

Costa Tropical Norte to see increased tropical activity in the coming days as the low moves towards the coast.

There is a high wind advisory for the Cooktown coastline and the Cairns coastline, as well as flood warnings for the areas between Cape Flattery and Ingham.

Severe storms are forecast across southern Queensland, including Bundaberg and Gympie.

Brisbane will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and the possibility of a thunderstorm in the west in the afternoon.

Temperatures will range between 23 ° C and 29 ° C.

Mostly sunny, temperate in the southeast. Mostly cloudy, cool to temperate in the center. Windy, moderate to warm in the west and north.

Adelaide will have a cloudy morning clearing to a mostly sunny afternoon with a low of 14C and a high of 25C.

Sunny, hot in the southwest. Windy, cool to temperate in the south. Hot with the odd storm in the north.

Perth will be sunny and temperatures are expected to rise to 36 ° C.

Winds E at 25 to 35 km / h decreasing to 15 to 25 km / h for a period in the afternoon. 80km / h gusts possible over the Darling Escarpment and hills in the morning.

Showers / storms, hot in Northwest Top End.

Moderate to warm showers / storms in Arnhem. Windy, very warm inside. Clean temperate to warm showers in the south.

Darwin will be partly cloudy. Average chance of rain. The possibility of a storm with gusty winds.

Cool showers in the southwest. Windy in the highlands. Windy, temperate in the southeast. Windy, a strange, cool to temperate shower in the northwest. Mostly cloudy, temperate in the northeast.

Hobart will be cloudy with a medium chance of showers, probably during this afternoon and evening.

Maximum daytime temperatures between 13C and 19C.


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