Capricornia Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:35 am EST on Sunday 26 March 2017.

Weather Situation

Tropical cyclone Debbie lies in the western Coral Sea and is expected to move west-southwest towards the northeast Queensland coast over the remainder of the weekend and into early next week, most likely crossing the northeast Queensland coast during Tuesday. The remnants of the tropical system are then expected to track further inland into the northern and central interior before shifting east towards the east of the state late next week, however there remains some uncertainty about the movement of this system. A weak ridge will extend along the southern and central east coast of Queensland to the south of the system for the next few days. A stable upper pattern will keep much of southern Queensland mostly fine over the remainder of the weekend and into early next week.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the north, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms near the coast. Winds east to southeasterly 25 to 40 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:30am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible shower. Gladstone 31
Possible shower. Rockhampton 31
Partly cloudy. Biloela 33
Showers. Yeppoon 29

Monday 27 March

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the north, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms. Winds easterly 30 to 45 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Tuesday 28 March

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds easterly 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Damaging wind gusts exceeding 90 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Wednesday 29 March

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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