Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 1 October 2020.

Weather Situation

A high in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over the east coast. A trough extends across the southwest of the state, moving slowly east across the south of the state before weakening on Friday. The ridge will then strengthen along the east coast from Friday, remaining steady over the weekend as a new trough slowly crosses central Australia.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the south. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low 30s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:20am to 3:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Emerald 32
Sunny. Clermont 33
Sunny. Moranbah 33

Friday 2 October

Sunny. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Saturday 3 October

Sunny. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning easterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Sunday 4 October

Partly cloudy. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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