Central Coast and Whitsundays District

IDQ10160

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Central Coast and Whitsundays District Forecast

Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 23 August 2017
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 27 August 2017.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A surface trough extends from the northern interior through the central interior and into the southeastern inland of Queensland. The trough will remain slow moving tonight before shifting east through Thursday, moving off the far southeast coast late Thursday night and then shifting north through southern waters during Friday. An upper trough will move north towards southern Queensland on Thursday, increasing instability over the southeast of the state. This upper trough should then shift east into the Coral Sea during Friday. A high pressure system will move east into southeastern Australia on Friday, gradually extending a firm ridge onto the east Queensland coast. Winds will then tend more moist onshore about much of the east coast through the weekend while conditions will remain very dry over the interior of the state.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday 23 August

Clear. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Forecast for Thursday 24 August

Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Bowen
Mostly sunny.
Min
14
Max
28
Mackay
Sunny.
Min
13
Max
27

Fire Danger: High

Sun protection 9:00am to 3:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

Forecast for Friday 25 August

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe and about the islands, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Bowen
Mostly sunny.
Min
14
Max
28
Mackay
Cloud clearing.
Min
12
Max
26

Forecast for Saturday 26 August

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Bowen
Partly cloudy.
Min
13
Max
27
Mackay
Partly cloudy.
Min
11
Max
25

Forecast for Sunday 27 August

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Bowen
Partly cloudy.
Min
14
Max
27
Mackay
Possible shower.
Min
12
Max
25

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

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