Capricornia Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 23 February 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak tropical low lies over land near the Gulf of Carpentaria Coast to the west of the Northern Territory border, and will move westwards across the Top End over the next few days. An upper level trough extends from the northwest of the state into the southern interior and should shift slowly eastwards over the south of the state over the couple of days, whilst remaining slow-moving in the northwest. A new upper trough will moves into southern Queensland on Friday. A high in the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge over eastern Queensland.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Mostly sunny. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon and evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 32 to 37.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:20am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Gladstone 32
Partly cloudy. Rockhampton 34
Sunny. Biloela 36
Partly cloudy. Yeppoon 30

Friday 24 February

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower near the coast in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h early in the morning then turning easterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 38.

Saturday 25 February

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the coast, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 37.

Sunday 26 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

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

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