Capricornia Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Monday 17 December 2018.

Weather Situation

Ex-tropical cyclone Owen is located to the east of the Whitsunday Islands and should move further east southeastwards today before shifting slowly northwards over the Coral Sea offshore of the coast from late Tuesday. Ex-tropical Cyclone Owen is not expected to redevelop but will be monitored carefully. An upper trough moved offshore of the central and Capricornia coasts overnight, contracting the heavier rainfall offshore. The upper trough will move through southeastern Queensland this morning, with the chance of heavy falls with showers and thunderstorms decreasing in its wake. A moist onshore wind flow will persist about the central and southern coasts into Tuesday, maintaining some showers. This activity should then focus further north as ex-Owen shifts north on Wednesday and Thursday. The west will remain fine and mostly sunny for the next few days, with temperatures rising ahead of the next trough. This trough and an associated band of showers and thunderstorms will enter the west of the state on Thursday and should then shift east over the interior on Friday, possibly reaching the southeast coast late in the day.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Mostly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely this morning. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon. Winds southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 7:30am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Gladstone 28
Possible shower. Rockhampton 29
Possible shower. Biloela 31
Shower or two. Yeppoon 27

Tuesday 18 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning and early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Wednesday 19 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the morning and afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 25 km/h before tending east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Thursday 20 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Monday.

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