Darling Downs and Granite Belt District

IDQ10230

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Darling Downs and Granite Belt District Forecast

Issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 24 August 2017
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 27 August 2017.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A surface trough extends from the northern interior through the central interior and into the southeastern inland of Queensland with moist air to its east and very dry air to its west. The trough will move further east through today and should move off the far southeast coast late this evening. The surface trough will then shift north through southern waters during Friday. An upper trough will move northwards towards southern Queensland through today, increasing instability over the southeast of the state. This upper trough should then shift east into the Coral Sea during Friday. A high pressure system will move east into southeastern Australia on Friday, gradually extending a firm ridge onto the east Queensland coast. A ridge will persist through much of Queensland over the weekend with very dry air over the interior.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday 24 August

Mostly sunny. Patches of morning frost in the southeast. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the far east in the late morning and early afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening then becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.

Dalby
Partly cloudy.
Max
26
Goondiwindi
Sunny.
Max
24
Stanthorpe
Light morning frost. Sunny.
Max
21
Toowoomba
Possible shower.
Max
23
Warwick
Light morning frost.
Max
24

Fire Danger: Very High

Sun protection 9:20am to 2:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

Forecast for Friday 25 August

Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the far east in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far east in the afternoon. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late morning and early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

Dalby
Light morning frost.
Min
2
Max
22
Goondiwindi
Mostly sunny.
Min
5
Max
22
Stanthorpe
Possible shower or storm.
Min
-1
Max
17
Toowoomba
Possible shower.
Min
7
Max
18
Warwick
Possible shower or storm.
Min
0
Max
20

Forecast for Saturday 26 August

Sunny. Areas of morning frost. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 3 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Dalby
Morning frost. Sunny.
Min
1
Max
23
Goondiwindi
Sunny.
Min
3
Max
23
Stanthorpe
Morning frost. Sunny.
Min
-3
Max
18
Toowoomba
Sunny.
Min
6
Max
20
Warwick
Morning frost. Sunny.
Min
-2
Max
21

Forecast for Sunday 27 August

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the east. Slight (20%) chance of a shower over the Granite Belt in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Dalby
Partly cloudy.
Min
3
Max
24
Goondiwindi
Partly cloudy.
Min
6
Max
24
Stanthorpe
Morning frost. Partly cloudy.
Min
-1
Max
19
Toowoomba
Partly cloudy.
Min
8
Max
20
Warwick
Morning frost. Partly cloudy.
Min
0
Max
21

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Thursday.

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