Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Thursday 24 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A surface trough extends from through the eastern inland into far southeast Queensland, with moist air to its east and very dry air to its west. The trough will move off the far southeast coast late this evening, and then further north through southern waters during Friday. An upper trough is providing instability over the southeast of the state at present, but will move offshore on Friday. A high pressure system will move east into southeastern Australia on Friday, gradually extending a firm ridge onto the east Queensland coast. A ridge will persist through much of Queensland over the weekend with very dry air over the interior.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Mostly clear. Light winds.

Friday 25 August

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 9:10am to 3:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Mackay 12 26
Partly cloudy. Bowen 14 28

Saturday 26 August

Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.

Sunday 27 August

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.

Monday 28 August

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 29.

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

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