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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 21 November 2017.

Weather Situation

A large, slow moving high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge along the Queensland coast, which will remain in place through the week. A broad area of low pressure is developing over the northern interior of the continent and will remain slow moving this week. This setup will lead to tropical moisture extending through much of northern, central and western Queensland over the next few days. A series of upper troughs will maintain unstable conditions across much of the state through the week.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or storm early this evening. The thunderstorms may produce localised heavy falls in the northeast. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Wednesday 22 November

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers or a storm in the north in the late morning and afternoon. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Birdsville 21 35
Mostly sunny. Thargomindah 20 33

Thursday 23 November

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers near the Northern Territory border, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h early in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Friday 24 November

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds northwest to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the afternoon then becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Saturday 25 November

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

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

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