PREDICTED COURSE: Ex-tropical cyclone Penny might swing towards the coast early next week.
PREDICTED COURSE: Ex-tropical cyclone Penny might swing towards the coast early next week. Zizi Averill

Great weather ahead for holidays

THE new year will bring with it some good clear and sunny weather with the possibility of showers and rainfall during the week.

It will be a great way to get outdoors and enjoy some fun and festivities.

However, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Penny's movement over the coming week will have a strong influence of weather in the region.

The weather for today and tomorrow will be mostly sunny with a chance of a shower with a south-easterly wind.

The temperatures are expected to be overnight lows of 19C to daytime temperatures reaching a high of 35C.

Sunday is expected to be partly cloudy with a cooler change of temperatures of 19C to 32C.

Monday and Tuesday are expected to be partly cloudy with temperatures of 19C to 33C and a 30 per cent chance of rainfall.

Wednesday is expected to be cloudy with 10 per cent chance of rain and temperatures of 19C to 32C to bring a cool change to the region.

The Bureau of Meteorology said Ex-Tropical Cyclone Penny could re-form off Queensland but there is uncertainty about whether it will track back towards the coast.

BoM Meteorologist Jess Gardner said Ex-Tropical Cyclone Penny could influence rainfall on the Biloela region.

"Over the weekend there is the chance of isolated showers and on Sunday a chance it will contract to the coast,” Ms Gardner said.

"Monday there is a higher chance of receiving some rainfall from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Penny as there is a chance it will re-curve and track back to the Central Coast from the Coral Sea.

"There is a possibility Penny might cross the coast between Cairns and Mackay as a low pressure system early next week.”