Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Monday 27 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A tropical low pressure system over the northeastern Northern Territory near the Queensland border is moving slowly north towards the Gulf of Carpentaria. A monsoon trough extends from the low towards the coast near Townsville. The trough will strengthen during Monday with heavy falls likely near the trough. Moist and unstable air through most of central, northern and southwestern Queensland will support shower and thunderstorm activity, with locally heavy falls possible with any showers or thunderstorms. A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge along the southern Queensland coast, leading to stable conditions in the southeast with just the slight chance of a shower.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the north, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible heavy falls in the northwest. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 32.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:10am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Emerald 30
Showers. Clermont 27
Showers. Possible storm. Moranbah 29

Tuesday 28 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the north, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Possible heavy falls in the northwest. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

Wednesday 29 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the north in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending northeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Thursday 30 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the northwest, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 30s.

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

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