Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 16 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A surface trough will remain slow-moving over the interior of the state for the next few days whilst a high in the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge along the southern Queensland coast. Tropical cyclone Oma is expected to move southwards through the Coral Sea over the weekend and through next, whilst staying well off the Queensland coast, leading to increasing easterly swells and hazardous surf over southern Queensland waters next week. Maximum temperatures will rise to be well above average across much of the state next week.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the west and far north in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeasterly in the middle of the day then tending northeast to southeasterly in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.

Fire Danger - Very High

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 37
Mostly sunny. Clermont 35
Mostly sunny. Moranbah 35

Sunday 17 February

Sunny. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning southeasterly early in the morning then tending easterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Monday 18 February

Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northwest in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Tuesday 19 February

Hot. Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northwest in the afternoon. Light winds becoming southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then tending northeast to southeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

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

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