Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

Weather Situation

An active monsoon trough extends over the Gulf of Carpentaria, Cape York Peninsula and northern Coral Sea, with an embedded tropical low over the Peninsula. The low is forecast to move slowly eastward over coming days, and should move into the Coral Sea late on Friday or on Saturday. A weak ridge extends along the east coast south of the monsoon trough, strengthening from Thursday as a new high moves into the southern Tasman Sea. An inland trough will linger over the west for several days.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower over the Granite Belt, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far east early this evening. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h turning northeasterly in the late evening.

Thursday 28 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the east, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the late morning and afternoon. Winds easterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 36.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 7:50am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Dalby 20 31
Partly cloudy. Goondiwindi 22 34
Shower or two. Toowoomba 19 26
Possible shower. Warwick 19 29
Shower or two. Stanthorpe 18 25

Friday 29 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower over the Granite Belt, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

Saturday 30 January

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower over the Granite Belt, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

Sunday 31 January

Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower over the Granite Belt, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

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

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