Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Sunday 17 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A monsoon trough extends over the Gulf, Peninsula, and Coral Sea. Tropical Cyclone Kimi sits within the trough to the northeast of Cooktown. It is expected to move south and make landfall Monday morning north of Port Douglas, weakening quickly over land. A weak ridge will persist along the east coast south of Mackay, strengthening from Wednesday with a new high moving into the Tasman Sea. A trough extends from the northwest to the southeast interior, it will begin drifting west midweek and weaken.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe. Light winds.

Monday 18 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the north, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:00am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Mackay 24 30
Showers. Bowen 25 29

Tuesday 19 January

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the north, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Wednesday 20 January

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

Thursday 21 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Winds east to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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