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 Monday 23 October 2017
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 26 October 2017.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

An upper trough will move further east into the southeastern corner of the state today, significantly increasing instability and the likelihood of storms. Storms will be particularly likely east of an inland surface trough that should extend from about Rockhampton to Stanthorpe. The upper trough and any remnant shower or storm activity should then clear the Capricornia and southeastern districts in the early hours of Tuesday. A ridge of high pressure and mostly fine conditions will then extend into the state on Tuesday and Wednesday, although the next weak upper trough may produce some isolated showers and storms over the southern interior on Wednesday. Yet another upper trough will then move east over the state on Thursday, increasing the likelihood of storms over the interior and potentially extending them through to the southern coast. Temperatures will increase in the southwest of the state from Wednesday ahead of this trough system, with the warm to hot conditions then spreading to much of the remaining interior and southeast from Thursday.

Forecast for the rest of Monday 23 October

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

Bowen
Possible shower.
Max
29
Mackay
Possible shower.
Max
29

Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:00am to 3:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

Forecast for Tuesday 24 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

Bowen
Mostly sunny.
Min
20
Max
30
Mackay
Mostly sunny.
Min
18
Max
29

Forecast for Wednesday 25 October

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Bowen
Mostly sunny.
Min
20
Max
29
Mackay
Mostly sunny.
Min
18
Max
29

Forecast for Thursday 26 October

Sunny. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Bowen
Sunny.
Min
19
Max
30
Mackay
Sunny.
Min
17
Max
30

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

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