Central West Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:22 am EST on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

Weather Situation

A slow moving high pressure system over New Zealand extends a weak ridge along the tropical east coast. A moist air mass will remain in place to the east of a surface trough over the centre of the state to the southeast inland, leading to isolated shower and thunderstorm activity east of this feature over the next few days. Warm conditions will spread through the state during the forecast period.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southeast in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm east of Longreach in the late morning and afternoon. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 40.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:20am to 4:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Longreach 39
Partly cloudy. Barcaldine 37
Sunny. Winton 41

Wednesday 24 October

Sunny. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 40.

Thursday 25 October

Sunny. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Friday 26 October

Sunny. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day. 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 Tuesday.

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