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 21 January 2019
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 24 January 2019.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

The monsoon trough is expected to extend over the far northern Gulf of Carpentaria through Torres Strait and into the northern Coral Sea through the week. A low pressure system may deepen on the trough later in the week, though there remains considerable uncertainty associated with its development and movement. A deep, moist and unstable air mass into the trough/low will maintain a very high chance of showers and thunderstorms over northern Cape York Peninsula and Torres Strait through much of this week. A slow moving high pressure centre in the Tasman Sea will extend an onshore wind flow and some showers onto the east coast and nearby inland, more likely over the east tropical and central coasts. A broad area of low pressure over the west of the continent is drawing hot air into western and southern Queensland, keeping temperatures over inland areas well above average through this week. Weak instability will combine with the heat to result in isolated gusty thunderstorms over parts of the west and southern inland through the forecast period.

Forecast for the rest of Monday 21 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 29 to 34.

Bowen
Partly cloudy.
Max
31
Mackay
Possible shower or two.
Max
31

Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:00am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

Forecast for Tuesday 22 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Bowen
Mostly sunny.
Min
23
Max
32
Mackay
Possible shower.
Min
24
Max
31

Forecast for Wednesday 23 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

Bowen
Possible shower.
Min
24
Max
32
Mackay
Partly cloudy.
Min
24
Max
31

Forecast for Thursday 24 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Bowen
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
31
Mackay
Possible shower.
Min
24
Max
31

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

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