Capricornia Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Friday 19 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A high in the Great Australia Bight will move eastwards over southeastern Australia over the next day or two, with a ridge developing along the east coast of Queensland. This is producing a dry southerly air flow across much of inland Queensland. A surface trough lies from the Gulf Country to the central Queensland coast, with moist and unstable air to its north. Another trough will produce a southeasterly wind change as it moves northwards through southeast Queensland this evening and further north along the east coast over the weekend. The inland trough will retreat to the west on Sunday and into next week, with at least weak moisture and instability returning to the eastern inland.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.

Saturday 20 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger - High

UV Alert from 7:50 am to 4:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible shower. Gladstone 23 31
Partly cloudy. Rockhampton 22 34
Possible shower. Biloela 19 34
Mostly sunny. Yeppoon 23 29

Sunday 21 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Monday 22 December

Mostly sunny. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Tuesday 23 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Saturday.

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