Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Thursday 20 January 2022.

Weather Situation

A trough extends over the far west while another trough extends across the far northern Gulf and Peninsula extending offshore over the northern Coral Sea. A weak ridge extends along the east coast. The trough in the far west will linger over the next two days before contracting west over central Australia over the weekend. Moist and humid conditions will persist near the trough with a risk of isolated heavy falls with storm activity. The ridge will strengthen over the east of the state over the next few days, increasing coastal showers. While a trough extending across the far north of Queensland, could deepen over the weekend and start to drift southward early next week.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, becoming less likely later this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Winds east to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening. Possible damaging wind gusts over elevated terrain in the south in the evening and overnight.

Friday 21 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers over the Granite Belt, near zero chance elsewhere. The risk of damaging wind gusts over elevated terrain in the far southeast during the early morning. Winds east to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 7:50am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Dalby 17 30
Mostly sunny. Goondiwindi 17 31
Partly cloudy. Toowoomba 16 25
Partly cloudy. Warwick 16 25
Possible shower. Stanthorpe 14 22

Saturday 22 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers over the Granite Belt, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.

Sunday 23 January

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Monday 24 January

Partly cloudy. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

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

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