Central West District

IDQ10200

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Central West District Forecast

Issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 20 March 2019
for the period until midnight EST Saturday 23 March 2019.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

Tropical Cyclone Trevor, currently located over land on Cape York Peninsula, is expected move further west today while weakening to a category 1 system, before moving into the Gulf of Carpentaria late this evening or early Thursday. The system is likely to reintensify once over the Gulf waters. Longer term, Trevor is expected to move generally west southwestwards 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 remain slow moving until Thursday, when it will move slowly westwards over southern parts of the state. The trough 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 Wednesday 20 March

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then tending east to northeasterly in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.

Barcaldine
Possible storm.
Max
37
Longreach
Possible storm.
Max
37
Winton
Possible storm.
Max
37

Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:50am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

Forecast for Thursday 21 March

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Barcaldine
Partly cloudy.
Min
24
Max
37
Longreach
Partly cloudy.
Min
22
Max
38
Winton
Partly cloudy.
Min
21
Max
36

Forecast for Friday 22 March

Sunny. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Barcaldine
Sunny.
Min
24
Max
37
Longreach
Mostly sunny.
Min
23
Max
39
Winton
Sunny.
Min
21
Max
37

Forecast for Saturday 23 March

Sunny. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Barcaldine
Sunny.
Min
24
Max
37
Longreach
Sunny.
Min
23
Max
39
Winton
Sunny.
Min
21
Max
36

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

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