Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Darling Downs and Granite Belt District Forecast
Issued at 5:01 am EST on Monday 22 December 2014
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 25 December 2014.
A high over the central Tasman Sea extends a strengthening ridge along the east coast of Queensland. The high will move slowly eastwards and then stall near New Zealand through the middle part of this week. A surface trough extends over the southern inland of Queensland, and will move westwards to merge with a new trough that will move from central Australia into far western Queensland on Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Monday 22 December
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower over the west. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 30 to 36.
Fire Danger: High
UV Alert from 7:40 am to 4:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]
Forecast for Tuesday 23 December
Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southwest from the late morning. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
Forecast for Wednesday 24 December
Mostly sunny. Medium (50%) chance of showers over the Granite Belt, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northerly during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 37.
Forecast for Thursday 25 December
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northerly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Monday.
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