Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 22 February 2017.

Weather Situation

A tropical low (ex-tropical cyclone Alfred) lies over land in far northern Queensland, near the border with the Northern Territory, and will move westwards across the Top End over the next few days. An upper level trough extends from the northwest of the state into the southern interior and should shift slowly eastwards over the south of the state over the couple of days, whilst remaining slow-moving in the northwest. A high in the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge over eastern Queensland.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm inland. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Thursday 23 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h turning easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:20am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Mackay 24 30
Shower or two. Bowen 24 32

Friday 24 February

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the north, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southeasterly before dawn then tending east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Saturday 25 February

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Sunday 26 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending easterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

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

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