Capricornia Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Monday 18 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A surface trough over the southwest of the state will move gradually eastwards over the next few days triggering the slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms over the interior. A high pressure system will move slowly eastwards across the Great Australian Bight over the next few days, extending a ridge and dry airmass into western Queensland in the wake of the trough. Tropical cyclone Oma lies in the far northeastern Coral Sea and is expected to move south-southwestwards over the Coral Sea through the remainder of the week. This system will lead to a significant increase in seas and swells over southern Queensland waters mid to late this week, leading to dangerous surf conditions and abnormally high tides with possible beach erosion south of about Fraser Island. Maximum temperatures will rise to be well above average across much of the state during this week.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Clear. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning east to northeasterly in the late afternoon.

Tuesday 19 February

Hot and sunny. Light winds becoming southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then tending east to northeasterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 41.

Fire Danger - Very High

Sun protection 8:10am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Gladstone 21 35
Hot and sunny. Rockhampton 21 39
Hot and sunny. Biloela 19 41
Sunny. Yeppoon 24 31

Wednesday 20 February

Hot and sunny. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then turning east to northeasterly in the late morning and afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 43.

Thursday 21 February

Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southwest, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southeasterly during the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 41.

Friday 22 February

Hot. Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 37.

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

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