Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Monday 23 January 2017.

Weather Situation

An upper trough over the central coast of Queensland will continue to move northwards into northern districts on Tuesday and then become slow-moving. A high in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the east coast of Queensland. The high will move eastwards over the next couple of days, whilst weakening, with the ridge also relaxing as a result. A weak surface trough will enter the southwest of the state on Tuesday and will move slowly-eastwards over the southern interior over the following few days. Temperatures will increase again through the southern half of the state from Tuesday ahead of the trough. A monsoon burst extends over the Top End with a weak low pressure system located over the southwest Gulf of Carpentaria. The low is expected to move westwards over land in the Northern Territory over the next few days.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Clear. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Tuesday 24 January

Mostly sunny. The slight chance of a thunderstorm in the far southwest in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northerly 20 to 30 km/h early in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 40.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 7:50am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 17 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Dalby 17 36
Sunny. Goondiwindi 21 39
Sunny. Toowoomba 15 32
Sunny. Warwick 15 35
Sunny. Stanthorpe 14 33

Wednesday 25 January

Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower over the Granite Belt in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 26 with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 40.

Thursday 26 January

Hot and mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the south in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northwesterly during the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 26 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 39.

Friday 27 January

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 26 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 37.

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

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