Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Updated Darling Downs and Granite Belt District Forecast
Issued at 5:18 am EST on Wednesday 29 March 2017
for the period until midnight EST Saturday 1 April 2017.
Ex-tropical cyclone Debbie is currently located over the central interior of Queensland and is expected to slowly track southeastwards over the next few days before shifting off the southeast Queensland coast during Thursday night into Friday. The system is then expected to develop further off the southeast coast during Friday with gale force winds likely to develop through southern coast waters. A ridge will build through western Queensland through Thursday and Friday, extending drier and cooler air into much of the west of the state. This ridge will build through much of Queensland over the weekend with fine and mostly sunny conditions developing over much of the state.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday 29 March
Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers developing in the north, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 29 to 34.
Fire Danger: Low-Moderate
Sun protection 8:40am to 3:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Forecast for Thursday 30 March
Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls likely. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h shifting south to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Forecast for Friday 31 March
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the east, most likely in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far east in the morning. Winds south to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.
Forecast for Saturday 1 April
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the east, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Wednesday.
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