Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Monday 1 March 2021.

Weather Situation

A trough aligned across the Cape York Peninsula and extends into the monsoon trough over the Coral Sea. A deepening tropical low [998 hPa] embedded in the monsoon trough offshore of Cairns is expected to deepen further over the next few days, with the potential to develop into a tropical cyclone on Tuesday morning. A ridge extends from a high near New Zealand onto the east coast south of the monsoon trough. A second trough over interior parts will slowly move eastwards over the next few days, extending offshore of southeast coastal parts early on Wednesday.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 30 to 35.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Emerald 35
Cloudy. Clermont 32
Possible shower. Moranbah 31

Tuesday 2 March

Hot and mostly sunny. Winds east to southeasterly and light increasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Wednesday 3 March

Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southeast, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southeast in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Thursday 4 March

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds easterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

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

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