Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:22 pm EST on Sunday 4 December 2016.

Weather Situation

A high in the Tasman Sea will remain slow-moving over the next few days and will continue to extend a ridge along the east coast of Queensland. A surface trough will approach the far southwest of Queensland later today and will move gradually north and eastwards over the interior over the next few days, likely entering southeast Queensland on Wednesday. A hot airmass is expected to linger over much of the interior of the state during the coming days, whilst sea breezes will ameliorate the hot conditions near the east coast.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, becoming less likely later tonight. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Monday 5 December

Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 30 km/h tending north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 25 with daytime temperatures reaching 36 to 41.

Fire Danger - Very High

Sun protection 7:40am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Hot. Possible storm. Dalby 20 39
Hot. Possible storm. Goondiwindi 25 41
Hot. Possible storm. Toowoomba 20 35
Shower or two. Possible storm. Warwick 18 36
Shower or two. Possible storm. Stanthorpe 17 34

Tuesday 6 December

Hot. Mostly sunny morning. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h turning west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning and early afternoon then tending northwest to northeasterly in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Wednesday 7 December

Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Thursday 8 December

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

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

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