Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Darling Downs and Granite Belt District Forecast
Issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 23 February 2017
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 26 February 2017.
A weak tropical low lies over land near the Gulf of Carpentaria Coast to the west of the Northern Territory border, and will move westwards across the Top End over the next few days. An upper level trough extends from the northwest of the state into the southern interior and should shift slowly eastwards over the south of the state over the couple of days, whilst remaining slow-moving in the northwest. A new upper trough will moves into southern Queensland on Friday. A high in the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge over eastern Queensland.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday 23 February
Sunny. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeasterly in the middle of the day then tending easterly in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 32 to 37.
Fire Danger: High
Sun protection 8:20am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]
Forecast for Friday 24 February
Hot and sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then tending east to northeasterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 38.
Forecast for Saturday 25 February
Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the southwest in the afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then tending east to northeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 38.
Forecast for Sunday 26 February
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Thursday.
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