Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Monday 27 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A tropical low pressure system over the northeastern Northern Territory near the Queensland border is moving slowly north towards the Gulf of Carpentaria. A monsoon trough extends from the low towards the coast near Townsville. The trough will strengthen during Monday with heavy falls likely near the trough. Moist and unstable air through most of central, northern and southwestern Queensland will support shower and thunderstorm activity, with locally heavy falls possible with any showers or thunderstorms. A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge along the southern Queensland coast, leading to stable conditions in the southeast with just the slight chance of a shower.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible heavy falls. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:00am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

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

Tuesday 28 January

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible heavy falls. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Wednesday 29 January

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

Thursday 30 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

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

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