Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:42 pm EST on Thursday 16 August 2018.

Weather Situation

A belt of high pressure extends across central Australia, maintaining fine and sunny conditions over most of the state. A series of weak troughs will shift east over southern Queensland during the next couple of days. Another stronger trough should then move over southeastern Queensland and into the Coral Sea early on Sunday. A strong high pressure system will move east over the Great Australian Bight on Sunday, combining with the trough moving off the southern coast to result in windy and very dry conditions extending over the interior and central and southeast districts. This will result in enhanced fire dangers that will likely persist into Monday, particularly in the northwest of the state and over the southeastern quarter. Some morning frosts will continue into the weekend though maximum temperatures will be above average over much of the state. Temperatures will then drop significantly early next week in the wake of the trough, particularly over the interior and southeast, resulting in frosts becoming more extensive.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Clear. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Friday 17 August

Sunny. Areas of morning frost. Light winds becoming southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Fire Danger - Very High

Sun protection 9:10am to 2:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Dalby 2 27
Mostly sunny. Goondiwindi 5 25
Sunny. Toowoomba 8 24
Morning frost. Sunny. Warwick 1 25
Morning frost. Mostly sunny. Stanthorpe 1 21

Saturday 18 August

Sunny. Areas of morning frost. Light winds becoming gusty westerly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.

Sunday 19 August

Sunny. Winds gusty southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.

Monday 20 August

Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming gusty 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 4 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17.

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

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