Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:17 pm EST on Tuesday 12 November 2019.

Weather Situation

A weak high over the southern Coral Sea extends a ridge across southern Queensland and along the east coast, directing a very dry airmass over most of the state. Very High fire dangers will persist in much of eastern Queensland over the next few days, with Severe fire dangers about parts of southern and southeastern Queensland today and Wednesday as temperatures and winds increase ahead of a cold front over the southwest, moving eastwards across the state. A weak trough will extend from the southeast to the Gulf from Thursday with increasing levels of moisture east of the trough and a return of elevated thunderstorms in the east.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Clear. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Wednesday 13 November

Hot and sunny. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northwesterly early in the morning then tending north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 37.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 7:50am to 3:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Mackay 20 31
Sunny. Bowen 21 31

Thursday 14 November

Hot. Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inland, in the afternoon and evening with little or no rainfall. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 37.

Friday 15 November

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

Saturday 16 November

Sunny. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

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

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