Central West Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast updated at 5:54 pm EST on Saturday 24 October 2020.

Weather Situation

A high near New Zealand maintains a weak ridge along the east coast. A trough over western Queensland will move slowly eastwards across the central interior through the rest of today and tomorrow, eventually becoming slow moving about eastern coastal districts for the early days of next week.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the northeast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe. Winds northwest to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Sunday 25 October

Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the northeast in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Winds southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:20am to 4:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Longreach 17 32
Mostly sunny. Barcaldine 19 31
Sunny. Winton 18 33

Monday 26 October

Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late morning then tending south to southwesterly in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Tuesday 27 October

Mostly sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Wednesday 28 October

Sunny. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the day then tending south to southwesterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 18 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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