Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast

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Forecast updated at 6:02 pm EST on Monday 25 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A high over the northern Tasman Sea will extend a weak ridge along the tropical east coast of Queensland over the next few days. A surface trough lies through the southern interior of the state and will remain slow moving over the southern interior on Tuesday whilst weakening. Temperatures will remain well above the September average over much of the southern half of the state and the northwest through the remainder of the week, although a coastal trough may provide a slight drop in temperature along the southeast coast on Tuesday and Wednesday. A new, vigorous surface trough will most likely enter the southwest of the state late on Wednesday and move east across the interior of the state on Thursday, resulting in enhanced fire dangers. The southerly flow in the wake of the trough will likely provide a large drop in temperature to areas in the far southwest of the state from Thursday, while hot to very hot conditions will persist over remaining southern districts.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Mostly clear. The slight (20%) chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the southwest in the evening. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Tuesday 26 September

Hot. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far east in the early morning. Mostly sunny day. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon then tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Fire Danger - Very High

Sun protection 8:30am to 3:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Hot and mostly sunny. Dalby 16 36
Hot and mostly sunny. Goondiwindi 17 35
Mostly sunny. Toowoomba 20 33
Mostly sunny. Warwick 13 34
Mostly sunny. Stanthorpe 11 30

Wednesday 27 September

Hot. Partly cloudy. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h turning north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 41.

Thursday 28 September

Hot and sunny. Winds northerly 25 to 35 km/h tending north to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 38.

Friday 29 September

Hot. Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the southwest in the evening. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then turning south to southeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

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

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