Central West District

IDQ10200

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Central West District Forecast

Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Sunday 17 November 2019
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 21 November 2019.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A high north of New Zealand extends a weak ridge onto the tropical east coast of Queensland. A surface trough extends from the southern Gulf to the southeast inland separating a very dry airmass to the west of the trough, and a relatively moist air mass to the east. The trough will be slow moving during today, before moving northwards along the east coast and weakening over the next few days. Some showers and thunderstorms possible in the moist air mass to the east of the trough. Very high fire dangers will persist across much of the state through the forecast period.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday 17 November

Clear. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning southerly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.

Forecast for Monday 18 November

Hot and sunny. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Barcaldine
Sunny.
Min
22
Max
39
Longreach
Sunny.
Min
22
Max
40
Winton
Sunny.
Min
22
Max
41

Fire Danger: High

Sun protection 8:10am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

Forecast for Tuesday 19 November

Hot and sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 37 to 42.

Barcaldine
Sunny.
Min
21
Max
39
Longreach
Hot and sunny.
Min
21
Max
41
Winton
Hot and sunny.
Min
21
Max
42

Forecast for Wednesday 20 November

Hot. Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower west of Longreach in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the afternoon and evening. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h shifting north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 37 to 42.

Barcaldine
Partly cloudy.
Min
25
Max
37
Longreach
Partly cloudy.
Min
25
Max
40
Winton
Hot. Partly cloudy.
Min
25
Max
42

Forecast for Thursday 21 November

Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southwest, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall south of Longreach in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Barcaldine
Sunny.
Min
24
Max
38
Longreach
Hot and sunny.
Min
24
Max
41
Winton
Sunny.
Min
24
Max
41

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

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