Maranoa and Warrego 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

Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening, most likely in the southeast, but little or no rainfall expected. Areas of dust haze in the late morning and afternoon. Winds northwesterly 35 to 55 km/h becoming light in the evening then becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the high 30s.

Fire Danger - Extreme

Sun protection 8:40am to 3:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Hot. Windy. Charleville 38
Hot and mostly sunny. Roma 39
Hot. Windy. St George 39
Hot. Very windy. Cunnamulla 39

Monday 25 September

Hot and mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the afternoon. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 30 to 45 km/h in the morning then shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon and evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Tuesday 26 September

Hot. Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Wednesday 27 September

Hot and mostly sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h shifting west to northwesterly during the morning then tending north to northwesterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

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

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