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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 23 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge and moderate to fresh southeasterly trade winds along the east coast. These trade winds will push a weak surface trough and some moisture inland over the next two days as the high moves slowly east. A surface trough that moves through southern Queensland late in the week will lead to increasing temperatures and fire dangers and the chance of thunderstorms through southern Queensland from Thursday onwards.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southeast during this afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall from late this morning. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Birdsville 38
Partly cloudy. Thargomindah 35

Thursday 24 October

Sunny. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Friday 25 October

Hot and mostly sunny. Areas of raised dust in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Saturday 26 October

Sunny. Winds south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

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

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