Central West Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Saturday 13 April 2024.

Weather Situation

A high moving east across southern Australia extends a ridge across most of the the state. The high will move into the Tasman Sea from Sunday and linger for the following few days, maintaining the ridge and onshore winds about the east coast. A weak trough in the northern Coral Sea may combine with this ridge to enhance showers activity along the northeast tropical coast though the early days of next week. Another weak trough will move across southern Queensland early next week, possibly strengthening over central and southern Queensland mid next week in response to an approaching upper trough from the west. This upper trough is likely to broadly increase rainfall about eastern districts from mid to late next week.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Clear. Light winds.

Sunday 14 April

Sunny. Light winds becoming northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger - Moderate

Sun protection 9:10am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Longreach 18 33
Sunny. Barcaldine 16 32
Sunny. Winton 16 34

Monday 15 April

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Tuesday 16 April

Partly cloudy. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Wednesday 17 April

Mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower in the southeast, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

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

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