Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Darling Downs and Granite Belt District Forecast
Issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 20 January 2017
for the period until midnight EST Monday 23 January 2017.
A broad area of low pressure extends over the southern half of the state, with heat wave conditions extending through much of southern Queensland and into central districts. Instability and the chance of storms will persist over much of the state over the next few days aside from central coastal districts. A surface trough will likely enter the southwest of the state today, propagate east, and approach the southeast on Saturday. A cooler airmass will extend through southern Queensland in the wake of a southeasterly change that moves into the southeast quarter of the state on Saturday afternoon.
Forecast for the rest of Friday 20 January
Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers during this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning, possibly severe. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h turning northwesterly in the late morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 36 to 41.
Fire Danger: Very High
Sun protection 7:50am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 17 [Extreme]
Forecast for Saturday 21 January
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe in the west. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.
Forecast for Sunday 22 January
Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower over the Granite Belt, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 37.
Forecast for Monday 23 January
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower over the Granite Belt, most likely in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 38.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Friday.
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