Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 21 November 2017.

Weather Situation

A large, slow moving high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge along the Queensland coast, which will remain in place through the week. A broad area of low pressure is developing over the northern interior of the continent and will remain slow moving this week. This setup will lead to tropical moisture extending through much of northern, central and western Queensland over the next few days. A series of upper troughs will maintain unstable conditions across much of the state through the week.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the northwest, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northwest early this evening. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h.

Wednesday 22 November

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 7:50am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible shower. Emerald 18 28
Possible shower. Clermont 17 28
Possible shower. Moranbah 17 28

Thursday 23 November

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the north in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Friday 24 November

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the Carnarvon Ranges in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southwest in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Saturday 25 November

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then tending east to northeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

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

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