Central Coast and Whitsundays District

IDQ10160

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Central Coast and Whitsundays District Forecast

Issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 21 March 2019
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 24 March 2019.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

Tropical Cyclone Trevor is currently located over the northeast Gulf of Carpentaria. The system is likely to reintensify rapidly this morning and is expected to take a more southwestward track across the Gulf and make landfall over the southwest Gulf coast most likely on Saturday. A surface trough extends from northwest Queensland, through the central interior to the far southeast of the state. The trough will start to move slowly westwards today and Friday over southern parts of the state and will combine with moist air to its east to lead to mostly isolated showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will increase above the March average over central and southern parts.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday 21 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.

Bowen
Shower or two.
Max
31
Mackay
Partly cloudy.
Max
31

Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:20am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

Forecast for Friday 22 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Bowen
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
31
Mackay
Shower or two.
Min
23
Max
29

Forecast for Saturday 23 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Bowen
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
31
Mackay
Shower or two.
Min
23
Max
30

Forecast for Sunday 24 March

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower near the coast, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Bowen
Partly cloudy.
Min
24
Max
32
Mackay
Partly cloudy.
Min
23
Max
31

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

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