Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Friday 26 April 2019.

Weather Situation

A coastal trough, lying through Capricornia waters, is combining with an upper trough to produce frequent showers and rain areas about the Wide Bay and Burnett and Capricornia districts. The coastal trough should move slowly northwards overnight and through Saturday whilst gradually weakening. Another surface trough over the interior of the state will move north and east overnight, moving through the far southeast of the state on Saturday morning. The upper trough will shift into central Queensland on Saturday, maintaining some isolated showers and possible storms across the central and northern interior. A new high will move slowly eastwards across the south of the continent over the weekend and early next week, extending a ridge into much of Queensland. Showers will therefore continue about parts of the east coast in the onshore flow whilst much of the interior will become fine and mostly sunny from Sunday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the southeast, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h.

Saturday 27 April

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the northeast in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the afternoon and evening. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:50am to 3:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Emerald 19 28
Partly cloudy. Clermont 17 26
Partly cloudy. Moranbah 19 26

Sunday 28 April

Mostly sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning then becoming southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Monday 29 April

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Tuesday 30 April

Partly cloudy. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

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

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