Darling Downs and Granite Belt District

IDQ10230

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Updated Darling Downs and Granite Belt District Forecast

Issued at 4:42 pm EST on Friday 20 October 2017
for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 24 October 2017.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

An upper trough and an associated cloud band and rain areas will shift further north and east over the interior of the state tonight and then into eastern districts on Saturday, most likely clearing much of the southern coast by Saturday evening and the east tropical coast Sunday morning. An inland surface trough will also shift east and become slow moving from the central interior into the western Darling Downs over the weekend, providing a focus for storms. A coastal trough and gusty southerly wind change will extend north along the southern coast during Saturday and should then weaken while progressing further north during Sunday. A new upper trough will move east over far eastern districts on Monday, generating some instability and the chance of storms. A ridge of high pressure and mostly fine conditions will then extend into the state on Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday 20 October

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain areas developing in the west and south, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, most likely in the west and south. Light winds.

Forecast for Saturday 21 October

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain areas, decreasing to the medium (50%) chance of showers from the west. The chance of a thunderstorm, particularly in the west in the afternoon where storms could also possibly be severe. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 24.

Dalby
Rain at times, mostly morning.
Min
18
Max
20
Goondiwindi
Showers easing. Possible storm.
Min
18
Max
23
Stanthorpe
Rain at times, mostly morning.
Min
12
Max
17
Toowoomba
Rain at times, mostly morning.
Min
15
Max
17
Warwick
Rain at times, mostly morning.
Min
14
Max
18

Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 7:50am to 3:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

Forecast for Sunday 22 October

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon, most likely in the north and west. Light winds becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Dalby
Mostly sunny.
Min
11
Max
25
Goondiwindi
Possible shower.
Min
14
Max
25
Stanthorpe
Possible shower developing.
Min
8
Max
21
Toowoomba
Mostly sunny.
Min
11
Max
22
Warwick
Mostly sunny.
Min
10
Max
24

Forecast for Monday 23 October

Mostly sunny. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the far east in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Dalby
Possible shower or storm.
Min
12
Max
25
Goondiwindi
Sunny.
Min
14
Max
27
Stanthorpe
Shower or two.
Min
8
Max
21
Toowoomba
Shower or two.
Min
11
Max
22
Warwick
Shower or two.
Min
10
Max
24

Forecast for Tuesday 24 October

Mostly sunny. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northerly during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Dalby
Partly cloudy.
Min
12
Max
26
Goondiwindi
Sunny.
Min
15
Max
28
Stanthorpe
Partly cloudy.
Min
9
Max
22
Toowoomba
Partly cloudy.
Min
12
Max
23
Warwick
Partly cloudy.
Min
11
Max
25

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

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