Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Sunday 24 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A high over the northern Tasman Sea extends a ridge onto the tropical east coast of Queensland. A vigorous surface trough lies over the far southwest of the state and will move slowly eastwards over the southern interior during today. Hot, dry and gusty northwesterly winds will extend over much of southern Queensland ahead of this feature, resulting in severe to extreme fire dangers. The trough will then weaken a little while extending further east over the southern inland during Monday. A series of weak upper troughs will maintain some instability over the south of the state, though any resulting storms are not expected to have much if any rain associated with them. Temperatures will remain well above the September average over much of the southern half of the state and the northwest in the week ahead. A coastal trough may provide a slight drop in temperature to the southern coast on Wednesday. A new trough will most likely move east into the interior of the state on Thursday, again resulting in enhanced fire dangers. The southerly flow in the wake of the trough will likely provide a large drop in temperature to areas in the far southwest of the state from Thursday, while hot to very hot conditions will persist over remaining southern districts.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Sunny. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 33.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:40am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Townsville 29
Mostly sunny. Ayr 30
Mostly sunny. Ingham 30

Monday 25 September

Sunny. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 33.

Tuesday 26 September

Sunny. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 34.

Wednesday 27 September

Sunny. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 34.

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

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