Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 21 October 2017.

Weather Situation

An upper trough and an associated cloud band and rain areas will shift further north and east into eastern districts today, most likely clearing much of the southern coast by Saturday evening and the east tropical coast early Sunday morning. An inland surface trough will also shift east and become slow moving from the central interior into the western Darling Downs over the weekend, providing a focus for storms. A coastal trough and gusty southerly wind change will extend north along the southern coast during Saturday and should then weaken while progressing further north during Sunday. A new upper trough will move east over far eastern districts on Monday, generating some instability and the chance of storms. A ridge of high pressure and mostly fine conditions will then extend into the state on Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers and patchy rain developing, most likely during this afternoon and evening. The chance of thunderstorms from late this morning, most likely inland. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:00am to 3:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers developing. Mackay 29
Showers developing. Bowen 29

Sunday 22 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.

Monday 23 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending east to northeasterly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.

Tuesday 24 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.

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

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