Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Friday 20 May 2022.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high west of Tasmania extends a ridge across most of the state. The high will drift slowly east during the week ahead, maintaining onshore flow. An upper level trough across central and southern Queensland will combine with the high to draw moisture well inland to enhance shower activity east of a trough over the southwestern interior on Friday and Saturday. A trough off the central Queensland coast is likely to approach the coast, enhancing coastal rainfall on Friday and Saturday, before moving further offshore again later in the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain in the south, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible heavy falls. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Saturday 21 May

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers in the south, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 26.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:20am to 2:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Mackay 18 24
Cloudy. Bowen 21 27

Sunday 22 May

Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening then becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27.

Monday 23 May

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27.

Tuesday 24 May

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.

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

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