Capricornia Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Thursday 16 August 2018.

Weather Situation

A belt of high pressure extends across central Australia, maintaining fine and sunny conditions over most of the state. A series of weak troughs will shift east over southern Queensland during the next couple of days. Another stronger trough should then move over southeastern Queensland and into the Coral Sea early on Sunday. A strong high pressure system will move east over the Great Australian Bight on Sunday, combining with the trough moving off the southern coast to result in windy and very dry conditions extending over the interior and central and southeast districts. This will result in enhanced fire dangers that will likely persist into Monday, particularly in the northwest of the state and over the southeastern quarter. Some morning frosts will continue into the weekend though maximum temperatures will be above average over much of the state. Temperatures will then drop significantly early next week in the wake of the trough, particularly over the interior and southeast, resulting in frosts becoming more extensive.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Clear. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Friday 17 August

Areas of fog in the early morning. Sunny day. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 9:00am to 2:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Gladstone 13 28
Sunny. Rockhampton 10 30
Sunny. Biloela 7 30
Sunny. Yeppoon 12 25

Saturday 18 August

Sunny. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Sunday 19 August

Sunny. Light winds becoming south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.

Monday 20 August

Sunny. Winds southerly 25 to 35 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 22.

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

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