Capricornia Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:26 pm EST on Monday 27 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A tropical low pressure system over the northeastern Northern Territory near the Queensland border is moving slowly north towards the Gulf of Carpentaria. A monsoon trough extends from the low towards the coast near Townsville. The trough will strengthen during Monday with heavy falls likely near the trough. Moist and unstable air through most of central, northern and southwestern Queensland will support shower and thunderstorm activity, with locally heavy falls possible with any showers or thunderstorms. A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge along the southern Queensland coast, leading to stable conditions in the southeast with just the slight chance of a shower.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the coast, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Tuesday 28 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:00am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Gladstone 25 30
Shower or two. Rockhampton 25 32
Shower or two. Biloela 21 34
Shower or two. Yeppoon 26 29

Wednesday 29 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the north, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

Thursday 30 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the coast, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 37.

Friday 31 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

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

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