Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Friday 26 May 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over southeastern Australia extends a ridge and fine conditions into much of the state. The high will shift slowly eastwards across the Tasman Sea over the weekend. A weak surface trough over the interior of the state will most likely deepen slightly on Saturday in response to an upper trough, before shifting slowly eastwards during Sunday. This trough will generate some instability and the chance of isolated storms over the southern inland with its passage this weekend, mostly on Sunday, before clearing off the southern coast early Monday morning. A new high pressure system will then move east over southern Australia through next week, extending a firm ridge and a cool, dry air mass into much of Queensland in the wake of the trough.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Clear. Light winds.

Saturday 27 May

Mostly sunny. Early morning fog patches. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southwest at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

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7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Dalby 9 25
Mostly sunny. Goondiwindi 9 24
Partly cloudy. Toowoomba 10 20
Partly cloudy. Warwick 7 22
Partly cloudy. Stanthorpe 6 20

Sunday 28 May

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwesterly in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Monday 29 May

Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Tuesday 30 May

Sunny. Areas of morning frost in the south. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 23.

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

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