Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Darling Downs and Granite Belt District Forecast
Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Thursday 11 February 2016
for the period until midnight EST Monday 15 February 2016.
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge over southern Queensland waters over the next few days. A slow moving surface trough extends over the Peninsula district. An upper trough is expected to shift east-northeastwards through the remainder of today before slowly shifting into the Coral Sea late Friday. A low pressure system over the Coral Sea is expected to develop into a cyclone this afternoon but is expected to remain well offshore from the Queensland coast.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday 11 February
Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southwest early this evening. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h.
Forecast for Friday 12 February
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower over the Granite Belt, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southwest in the late afternoon and evening. Winds northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending southeasterly in the morning then tending easterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.
Fire Danger: High
UV Alert from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]
Forecast for Saturday 13 February
Sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.
Forecast for Sunday 14 February
Hot and sunny. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.
Forecast for Monday 15 February
Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower over the Granite Belt in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Friday.
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