Central West District

IDQ10200

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Central West District Forecast

Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 22 January 2020
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 26 January 2020.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A surface trough will enter the far southwest of the state on Thursday and remain slow moving over the Channel Country. Moist and unstable air on the eastern side of the trough will support shower and thunderstorm activity over most eastern districts. Hot conditions with seasonal showers and thunderstorms will continue across the far north, with some locally heavy falls possible with storms. Dry conditions in the far southwest today.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday 22 January

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers north of Longreach, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northeasterly in the evening.

Forecast for Thursday 23 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Barcaldine
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
27
Max
33
Longreach
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
27
Max
36
Winton
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
37

Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:20am to 4:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]

Forecast for Friday 24 January

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers west of Longreach, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening, with possible heavy falls in the northwest. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northwesterly in the morning then becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Barcaldine
Shower or two.
Min
27
Max
31
Longreach
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
27
Max
33
Winton
Showers. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
34

Forecast for Saturday 25 January

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening with possible heavy falls. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Barcaldine
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
27
Max
31
Longreach
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
33
Winton
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
24
Max
33

Forecast for Sunday 26 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening with possible heavy falls. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Barcaldine
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
25
Max
30
Longreach
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
32
Winton
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
24
Max
33

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

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