Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Darling Downs and Granite Belt District Forecast
Issued at 4:20 pm EST on Saturday 25 June 2016
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 29 June 2016.
A high over southern Australia extends a cold, dry airmass into Queensland. An upper trough will extend a rain band eastwards through the southern interior on Sunday and into the southeast of the state Monday before contracting off the southern coast late Monday afternoon or evening. An associated surface trough will develop over the interior of the state during Sunday and then shift east, most likely contracting off the east Queensland coast late Monday afternoon. An even colder air mass will then extend into the state following the passage of this trough.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday 25 June
Clear. Light winds. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 30 km/h becoming light in the late evening.
Forecast for Sunday 26 June
Cloudy. A very cold morning with areas of frost. Medium (40%) chance of patchy rain in the evening. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 5 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 17.
Fire Danger: Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 10:10 am to 1:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Forecast for Monday 27 June
Cloudy and cold. High (80%) chance of rain areas, most likely in the morning. The chance of sleet or light snow on the Granite Belt at night. Light winds becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 12.
Forecast for Tuesday 28 June
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower over the Granite Belt. Slight chance of sleet in the early morning over the Granite Belt. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then becoming south to southwesterly and light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 4 with daytime temperatures reaching around 14.
Forecast for Wednesday 29 June
Sunny. Areas of morning frost. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 1 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 18.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Sunday.
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