Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 18 February 2020.

Weather Situation

A trough extends across the southern Gulf of Carpentaria, Cape York Peninsula and into the northern Coral Sea leading to showers and thunderstorms over the north tropical coast and Peninsula. A surface trough over the interior of the state will move slowly east today and tomorrow triggering showers and thunderstorms, with possible severe storms over the southern interior. Showers will begin to ease along the eastern districts as the onshore flow weakens on Wednesday. Above average temperatures continuing over most of the state.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Hot. Mostly clear. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the southwest and Granite Belt, becoming less likely later tonight. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south, possibly severe. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.

Wednesday 19 February

Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then tending south to southwesterly in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:10am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Possible storm. Dalby 22 33
Shower or two. Possible storm. Goondiwindi 24 36
Shower or two. Possible storm. Toowoomba 21 31
Shower or two. Possible storm. Warwick 21 33
Shower or two. Possible storm. Stanthorpe 19 30

Thursday 20 February

Hot and sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Friday 21 February

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the north in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then tending northeast to southeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Saturday 22 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

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

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