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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Monday 18 October 2021.

Weather Situation

A weak high is gradually moving east over the Tasman Sea extending a weak ridge across most of the state. A weak trough lies over the northern interior, extending south and lingering across the central and southeastern interior today. The trough will combine with an upper trough to produce showers and possibly severe thunderstorm activity early in the week. A second stronger high will move into the southern Tasman Sea by the middle of next week. The next trough looks likely to enter the southwest of the state from Thursday.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the northeast, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly in the middle of the day then tending southeast to southwesterly in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 33 to 39.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:40am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Birdsville 37
Mostly sunny. Thargomindah 33

Tuesday 19 October

Sunny. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending easterly 15 to 25 km/h before dawn then turning south to southeasterly during the morning and early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 40.

Wednesday 20 October

Sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 42.

Thursday 21 October

Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northwest in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then tending southeast to southwesterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

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

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