Darling Downs and Granite Belt District

IDQ10230

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Darling Downs and Granite Belt District Forecast

Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Saturday 22 February 2020
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 26 February 2020.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

An active monsoon trough extends across the northern Gulf of Carpentaria, northern Cape York Peninsula and into the northern Coral Sea, leading to showers and thunderstorms over the far north. A low is located within the monsoon trough over the central Gulf of Carpentaria and is expected to deepen in the coming days, with a high chance of a tropical cyclone developing on Sunday. A surface trough will remain in place from the northwest to the southern interior, triggering showers and thunderstorms over much of the state. A strong upper trough will enter the southwest of the state and enhance shower and storms activity with heavy falls likely over the southern interior over the weekend. Daytime temperatures tending several degrees below average across most parts of the state.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday 22 February

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain in the west, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Forecast for Sunday 23 February

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the west, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far southwest, possibly severe with damaging winds. Possible heavy falls in the far southwest. Winds east to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Dalby
Shower or two.
Min
18
Max
24
Goondiwindi
Shower or two.
Min
20
Max
24
Stanthorpe
Shower or two.
Min
15
Max
19
Toowoomba
Shower or two.
Min
17
Max
21
Warwick
Shower or two.
Min
18
Max
23

Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

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

Forecast for Monday 24 February

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the morning and afternoon. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Dalby
Shower or two.
Min
18
Max
26
Goondiwindi
Shower or two.
Min
19
Max
29
Stanthorpe
Shower or two.
Min
15
Max
23
Toowoomba
Shower or two.
Min
17
Max
23
Warwick
Shower or two.
Min
18
Max
25

Forecast for Tuesday 25 February

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 18 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Dalby
Partly cloudy.
Min
18
Max
29
Goondiwindi
Partly cloudy.
Min
19
Max
33
Stanthorpe
Possible shower.
Min
15
Max
25
Toowoomba
Possible shower.
Min
17
Max
26
Warwick
Possible shower.
Min
17
Max
29

Forecast for Wednesday 26 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Dalby
Possible shower.
Min
19
Max
31
Goondiwindi
Possible shower.
Min
21
Max
33
Stanthorpe
Shower or two.
Min
16
Max
28
Toowoomba
Shower or two.
Min
18
Max
27
Warwick
Shower or two.
Min
18
Max
31

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

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