Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Thursday 22 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A large high [1028 hPa] over South Australia is directing a dry, cool and stable air mass across most of Queensland. This high will slowly move eastwards over coming days maintaining fine and sunny conditions throughout most of the state. The dry air mass will lead to cool to cold nights and areas of morning frosts over the southern and central interior. A trough will move northwards along the southern coast later today, and further north along the east coast into the tropics on Friday and the weekend, and a few light showers may affect the coastal fringe with this feature.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Clear. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h.

Friday 23 August

Sunny. Areas of morning frost. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.

Fire Danger - High

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Emerald 7 26
Light early frost. Sunny. Clermont 0 25
Light early frost. Sunny. Moranbah 2 26

Saturday 24 August

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 20s.

Sunday 25 August

Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Monday 26 August

Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

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

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