Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Darling Downs and Granite Belt District Forecast
Issued at 4:18 pm EST on Thursday 8 December 2016
for the period until midnight EST Monday 12 December 2016.
A slow-moving high pressure system east of New Zealand extends a ridge along the east coast of Queensland. A surface trough over the southwest of the state will move eastwards during the next couple of days, while a coastal trough will move through southern coastal areas during Friday. Temperatures will become cooler than normal over much of central and southern Queensland from Friday in the cooler air behind the troughs.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday 8 December
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h.
Forecast for Friday 9 December
Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon with possible moderate falls in the east. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southwesterly early in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Fire Danger: High
Sun protection 7:40am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]
Forecast for Saturday 10 December
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower over the Granite Belt, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h turning easterly 25 to 35 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.
Forecast for Sunday 11 December
Partly cloudy. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.
Forecast for Monday 12 December
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the north, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 33.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Friday.
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