Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Darling Downs and Granite Belt District Forecast
Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 31 August 2016
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 4 September 2016.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will move slowly east during the next few days, extending a weakening ridge into eastern Queensland. Moisture levels are increasing across the state as winds tend more onshore about the eastern Queensland coast. An upper level trough over the southwest of the state will move eastwards across the southern interior today whilst weakening. A more significant trough system will likely approach southwestern Queensland on Thursday and move east across the interior of the state on Friday, and then clearing the southern coast on Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday 31 August
Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of light showers in the west, becoming less likely later this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds.
Forecast for Thursday 1 September
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of light showers in the southwest, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Fire Danger: Low-Moderate
Sun protection 9:00am to 3:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]
Forecast for Friday 2 September
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain, most likely in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Forecast for Saturday 3 September
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h turning westerly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 21.
Forecast for Sunday 4 September
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 19.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Thursday.
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