Capricornia Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 17 October 2017.

Weather Situation

An upper low lies over the central interior of Queensland and will shift slowly northwards towards Cape York Peninsula over the next few days while gradually weakening. A low level trough lies near the Wide Bay and Capricornia coasts, extending northwards off the central coast, producing a convergent wind flow and acting as a focus for heavy rainfall. This coastal trough is expected to drift onto the central coast overnight and tomorrow, however some uncertainty remains with this. The upper low will also combine with the moist air mass to result in at least scattered showers and storms over much of the state in the next next few days. A slow moving high in the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge into southeast Queensland to the south of the trough leading to a strong, moist easterly flow over southeast Queensland.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h.

Wednesday 18 October

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning then becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 7:50am to 3:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible storm, heavy falls. Gladstone 21 25
Possible storm, heavy falls. Rockhampton 21 26
Rain at times. Possible storm. Biloela 18 24
Possible storm, heavy falls. Yeppoon 20 24

Thursday 19 October

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the north, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds easterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Friday 20 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Saturday 21 October

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the afternoon and evening. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

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

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