Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 19 September 2019.

Weather Situation

A weakening low pressure system off the northern New South Wales coast extends a near stationary surface trough onto the southern Queensland coast just south of Fraser Island. This feature is likely to remain near stationary today, and then drift southwards while decaying on Friday. A large high over the southeastern Tasman Sea extends a ridge along with east coast, which will strengthen slightly in the next few days as the southern Queensland trough decays. This will lead to a modest increase in moisture in the onshore flow along the Queensland coast and over eastern inland districts. An upper trough and associated surface cold front will move into far southwestern Queensland on Friday, and then move slowly eastwards while gradually weakening over the weekend. This feature may generate some isolated showers, patchy light rain areas and possible a few thunderstorms over the southern interior.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Patchy fog early this morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 26 to 31.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:30am to 3:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Mackay 26
Partly cloudy. Bowen 28

Friday 20 September

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 31.

Saturday 21 September

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the coast, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.

Sunday 22 September

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 31.

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

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