Central West Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 21 November 2017.

Weather Situation

A large, slow moving high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge along the Queensland coast, which will remain in place through the week. A broad area of low pressure is developing over the northern interior of the continent and will remain slow moving this week. This setup will lead to tropical moisture extending through much of northern, central and western Queensland over the next few days. A series of upper troughs will maintain unstable conditions across much of the state through the week.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower early this evening. Isolated thunderstorms, with possible heavy falls in the north. Winds east to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Wednesday 22 November

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers or a storm north of Longreach, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds east to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h becoming light in the evening then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:10am to 4:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible shower. Longreach 19 30
Possible shower. Barcaldine 17 29
Shower or two. Storm likely. Winton 19 32

Thursday 23 November

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the northwest, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon, with possible heavy falls in the late morning and afternoon. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Friday 24 November

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Saturday 25 November

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

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

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