Capricornia Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Sunday 20 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A large high pressure system moving east into southeastern Australia extends a firm ridge and a very dry, cool air mass into much of Queensland. The high will start to weaken while remaining slow moving over southeastern Australia today, with winds gradually decreasing as a result. A complex low pressure system over the Tasman Sea will result in a deceptively powerful south to southeasterly swell extending into southern Queensland waters today and persisting into Monday. The dry air mass will result in extensive early frosts over the central and southern inland once again on Monday morning. The high will shift east into the northern Tasman Sea on Monday as an upper trough shifts east over the south of the state. This trough will generate some cloud with patchy light rain and possible isolated storms, more likely near the New South Wales border, before clearing the southern coast early Tuesday. A ridge will then extend into western Queensland from Tuesday whilst a slow moving, weak surface trough will extend from the central interior into the southeast inland.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Sunny. Morning frost. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.

Fire Danger - Very High

Sun protection 9:10am to 3:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Gladstone 22
Sunny. Rockhampton 23
Morning frost. Sunny. Biloela 22
Sunny. Yeppoon 20

Monday 21 August

Partly cloudy. Morning frost in the southwest. Slight (20%) chance of a shower developing. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Tuesday 22 August

Sunny. Light winds becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Wednesday 23 August

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

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

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