Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 22 June 2018.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure extends across southern Australia and into the southern Tasman Sea. Another ridge extends along the east coast of Queensland. These features will maintain fine and mostly sunny conditions through most of Queensland over the next few days, although winds over eastern districts will tend more to the southeast, with shower activity along or near much of the east coast. An upper level trough will develop over central Australia and move slowly eastwards towards western Queensland over the weekend and early next week, although dry air in the low levels across western Queensland will limit its impact in the short term to just a few showers over the west and some high cloud over northwest, central and eventually southeast parts of the state.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the south. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 9:40am to 2:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Emerald 25
Partly cloudy. Clermont 24
Cloudy. Moranbah 23

Saturday 23 June

Partly cloudy. Patches of light morning frost about the Carnarvon Ranges. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Sunday 24 June

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the southeast. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26.

Monday 25 June

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.

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

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