Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast

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Forecast updated at 9:39 am EST on Tuesday 27 February 2024.

Weather Situation

An upper trough and humid airmass over northern Queensland will produce showers and storms in the north of the state in the coming days. A ridge across southeastern Queensland will extend further north over central Queensland from today with heatwave conditions developing in the south during the week. Convergent southeasterly winds between the ridge and a weakening offshore trough may enhance rainfall near the adjacent east coast and ranges, particular about the Central Coast and Whitsundays and Herbert and Lower Burdekin until early Wednesday, and the Herbert and Lower Burdekin and North Tropical Coast on Wednesday and Thursday. A new trough will enter southwest Queensland later this week and may move over southern areas towards central Queensland later in the weekend or early next week, curtailing the heatwave in the south of the state.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers in the north, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger - No Rating

Sun protection 8:20am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Emerald 34
Partly cloudy. Clermont 34
Shower or two. Moranbah 32

Wednesday 28 February

Mostly sunny. Medium chance of showers in the northwest, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northwest. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Thursday 29 February

Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northwest. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Friday 1 March

Sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

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

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