Central West Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 22 June 2018.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure extends across southern Australia and into the southern Tasman Sea. Another ridge extends along the east coast of Queensland. These features will maintain fine and mostly sunny conditions through most of Queensland over the next few days, although winds over eastern districts will tend more to the southeast, with shower activity along or near much of the east coast. An upper level trough will develop over central Australia and move slowly eastwards towards western Queensland over the weekend and early next week, although dry air in the low levels across western Queensland will limit its impact in the short term to just a few showers over the west and some high cloud over northwest, central and eventually southeast parts of the state.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 10:00am to 2:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Longreach 25
Partly cloudy. Barcaldine 24
Mostly sunny. Winton 25

Saturday 23 June

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southwest, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Sunday 24 June

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Monday 25 June

Partly cloudy. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

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

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