Central West Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 30 November 2022.

Weather Situation

A broad trough extends from the Gulf of Carpentaria across northeastern Queensland to a low developing off the Capricornia Coast. This low is expected to move southeast further offshore on Thursday and Friday. Another weakening trough extends from the northwest to the southern interior. A high in the Great Australian Bight will move east, reaching the Tasman Sea on Friday. A weak tropical low over the central Gulf of Carpentaria may move over Cape York Peninsula by Friday, before moving further southeast and offshore into the Coral Sea over the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the southeast, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe. Winds southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h.

Thursday 1 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the southeast in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light early in the morning then becoming southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 34.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:10am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Longreach 16 32
Mostly sunny. Barcaldine 17 29
Sunny. Winton 17 34

Friday 2 December

Sunny. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 35.

Saturday 3 December

Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the afternoon and evening. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 35.

Sunday 4 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southeast, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeasterly during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 35.

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

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