Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 24 March 2017.

Weather Situation

A low over the western Coral Sea is expected to deepen over the next few days as it moves west towards the northern Queensland coast. The low has a high chance of developing into a Tropical Cyclone by the end of the weekend. A high near Tasmania will shift slowly east into the Tasman Sea during today and the weekend, and extend a ridge into southern Queensland. A surface trough in western Queensland will shift west out of the state as a combination of the Coral Sea low, and ridge in southern Queensland, extends moisture into the state's interior.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:40am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Mackay 30
Showers. Bowen 31

Saturday 25 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Winds southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Sunday 26 March

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southeasterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Monday 27 March

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h turning easterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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