Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 20 January 2022.

Weather Situation

A trough extends over the southern to central inland, with a secondary trough in the far southwest. A weak ridge extends along the east coast. The inland trough will retreat westwards over the next day or two, merging with the second trough and tropical moisture to produce storms with isolated heavy falls. The east coast ridge will strengthen and extend inland over the central interior over the next few days, increasing coastal showers.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north during this afternoon and evening. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 30 to 35.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:10am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible shower. Mackay 31
Partly cloudy. Bowen 32

Friday 21 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

Saturday 22 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.

Sunday 23 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

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

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