Central West District

IDQ10200

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Central West District Forecast

Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 27 January 2021
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 31 January 2021.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

An active monsoon trough extends over the Gulf of Carpentaria, Cape York Peninsula and northern Coral Sea, with an embedded tropical low over the Peninsula. The low is forecast to move slowly eastward over coming days, and should move into the Coral Sea late on Friday or on Saturday. A weak ridge extends along the east coast south of the monsoon trough, strengthening from Thursday as a new high moves into the southern Tasman Sea. An inland trough will linger over the west for several days.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday 27 January

Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southeast early this evening. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Forecast for Thursday 28 January

Mostly sunny. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h turning easterly in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to 23 to 28 with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 40.

Barcaldine
Sunny.
Min
25
Max
37
Longreach
Sunny.
Min
26
Max
39
Winton
Mostly sunny.
Min
27
Max
40

Fire Danger: High

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

Forecast for Friday 29 January

Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southwest in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to 22 to 27 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Barcaldine
Mostly sunny.
Min
24
Max
36
Longreach
Mostly sunny.
Min
25
Max
37
Winton
Mostly sunny.
Min
26
Max
39

Forecast for Saturday 30 January

Mostly sunny. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h turning easterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Barcaldine
Mostly sunny.
Min
24
Max
37
Longreach
Mostly sunny.
Min
25
Max
38
Winton
Sunny.
Min
25
Max
39

Forecast for Sunday 31 January

Sunny. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h turning easterly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to 22 to 27 with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Barcaldine
Sunny.
Min
24
Max
38
Longreach
Sunny.
Min
25
Max
39
Winton
Sunny.
Min
26
Max
40

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

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