Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 22 May 2024.

Weather Situation

A high centred near South Australia extends a firm ridge over the state. The high will move slowly east over the next few days, maintaining the ridge while turning winds more onshore and gradually pushing moisture back inland. The high will linger near Tasmania over the weekend and into early next week. A weak trough may develop over interior Queensland from Friday, helping to draw moisture well inland and lead to milder mornings. The trough will contract to the west of the state over the weekend and early next week, and may combine with another trough approaching from central Australia to bring more unsettled conditions from the middle of next week.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Mostly clear. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h.

Thursday 23 May

Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southeasterly before dawn then tending east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.

Fire Danger - No Rating

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Mackay 16 25
Mostly sunny. Bowen 18 27

Friday 24 May

Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.

Saturday 25 May

Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Sunday 26 May

Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower near the coast, most likely in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

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

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