Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 17 September 2021.

Weather Situation

A ridge lies over the state, extending from a high pressure system south of Tasmania. The high will move east into the Tasman Sea over the next few days, maintaining a firm ridge over the east of the state. A trough will move into the southwest late on Friday, moving slowly eastwards across the south of the state over the weekend while weakening. The trough is likely to strengthen again over central and southeastern parts of the state on Monday and move quickly east, likely moving offshore late Monday or Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Sunny. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:30am to 3:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Emerald 30
Sunny. Clermont 30
Sunny. Moranbah 30

Saturday 18 September

Sunny. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending east to northeasterly in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Sunday 19 September

Sunny. The chance of morning fog in the northeast. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Monday 20 September

Sunny. Light winds becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

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

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