Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 22 February 2017.

Weather Situation

A tropical low (ex-tropical cyclone Alfred) lies over land in far northern Queensland, near the border with the Northern Territory, and will move westwards across the Top End over the next few days. An upper level trough extends from the northwest of the state into the southern interior and should shift slowly eastwards over the south of the state over the couple of days, whilst remaining slow-moving in the northwest. A high in the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge over eastern Queensland.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Mostly clear. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Thursday 23 February

Sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h turning southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending easterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 30s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:20am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Dalby 17 34
Sunny. Goondiwindi 19 36
Sunny. Toowoomba 16 30
Sunny. Warwick 15 32
Sunny. Stanthorpe 14 30

Friday 24 February

Sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then tending east to northeasterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 38.

Saturday 25 February

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the southwest in the afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then tending east to northeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 38.

Sunday 26 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

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

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