Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 21 January 2022.

Weather Situation

A trough extends over the far west while another trough extends across the far northern Gulf and Peninsula extending offshore over the northern Coral Sea. A weak ridge extends along the east coast. The trough in the far west will linger over the next two days before contracting west over central Australia over the weekend. Moist and humid conditions will persist near the trough with a risk of isolated heavy falls with storm activity. The ridge will strengthen over the east of the state over the next few days, increasing coastal showers. While a trough extending across the far north of Queensland, could deepen over the weekend and start to drift southward early next week.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower during the morning and afternoon. Winds easterly 25 to 35 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low 30s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:10am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Emerald 33
Partly cloudy. Clermont 32
Partly cloudy. Moranbah 31

Saturday 22 January

Mostly sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Sunday 23 January

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending east to northeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Monday 24 January

Partly cloudy. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h 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 Friday.

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