Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 24 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the northern Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge and moderate to fresh southeasterly trade winds along the tropical east coast. A surface trough will move eastwards through southern Queensland late in the week, and will lead to increasing temperatures and fire dangers and the chance of thunderstorms through southeastern Queensland over the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Sunny. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h turning northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low 30s.

Fire Danger - Very High

Sun protection 8:00am to 3:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Emerald 32
Sunny. Clermont 32
Sunny. Moranbah 32

Friday 25 October

Sunny. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Saturday 26 October

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 with little or no rainfall in the south in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to northeasterly during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Sunday 27 October

Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the south in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southeast in the afternoon and evening. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

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

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