Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Tuesday 21 August 2018.

Weather Situation

A weakening high pressure system over eastern South Australia will move slowly eastwards across southern Queensland in the next few days, maintaining dry and stable conditions across the state. A slow moving upper low will develop through central Australia and move over southern Queensland late in the week and the weekend. There is still some uncertainty associated with this feature but it should result in some shower and thunderstorm activity, particularly over the southeastern corner of the state.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Sunny. Morning frost. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to southeasterly in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 9:10am to 3:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Emerald 23
Morning frost. Sunny. Clermont 24
Morning frost. Sunny. Moranbah 24

Wednesday 22 August

Sunny. Areas of morning frost. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Thursday 23 August

Sunny. Areas of morning frost. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Friday 24 August

Mostly sunny. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening, most likely in south. Winds north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.

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

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