Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 pm EST on Saturday 16 December 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge along the east Queensland coast until mid next week. A surface trough over the far southwest of Queensland will remain slow-moving whilst weakening over the weekend. Hot conditions over western and southern Queensland will gradually spread in to the southeast over the coming days. Moist and unstable conditions will continue over the far north of the state, particularly about the Gulf Country district and western Cape York Peninsula.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Sunday 17 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 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 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 7:40am to 4:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Mackay 23 31
Mostly sunny. Bowen 23 33

Monday 18 December

Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

Tuesday 19 December

Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning. Sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

Wednesday 20 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

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

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