Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Tuesday 11 December 2018.

Weather Situation

Ex-tropical cyclone Owen is located over the eastern Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to continue moving westwards while intensifying. There is some uncertainty with the movement of ex-tropical cyclone Owen, but if it remains over the warm waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria there is a moderate chance of cyclone development on Tuesday, increasing to high on Wednesday. A slow moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will maintain a weakening ridge through central and southeastern over the next few days. Moisture is likely to increase through much of the state from mid-week, likely combining with a significant upper trough developing over southeastern Australia to lead to showers and thunderstorms over much of the state late in the week.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers over the Granite Belt during this afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southeast during this afternoon and evening. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 32 to 37.

Fire Danger - Very High

Sun protection 7:30am to 4:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Dalby 35
Mostly sunny. Goondiwindi 36
Partly cloudy. Toowoomba 29
Mostly sunny. Warwick 32
Possible shower developing. Stanthorpe 29

Wednesday 12 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

Thursday 13 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Friday 14 December

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Tuesday.

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