Maranoa and Warrego Forecast

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Forecast updated at 5:29 am EST on Thursday 22 February 2018.

Weather Situation

An upper low over the central interior of Queensland will move slowly north northwestwards into the northern interior during today and Friday. The upper low is then expected to weaken over the weekend though a broad upper trough will persist over the state. A very moist air mass extends over much of the state apart from the far west. These upper features will combine with the moist air mass to extend unstable conditions over much of the state with some severe storms likely, particularly over the northern interior today and extending further to the western Gulf Country from Friday. A trough lies over the Coral Sea offshore of the Capricornia and Fraser coasts. This trough will likely shift slowly south over the Fraser and southern Queensland coasts during today and Friday, gradually extending the possibility of locally heavy falls south about the coast and nearby inland. Note that there is some uncertainty associated with the movement of this trough. Hot conditions will continue through the far northwest today, though conditions should then start to gradually cool here from Friday as moisture and cloud cover increases. Conditions will generally remain cooler than average over much of the remainder of the state during the next few days.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers and thunderstorms in the north, most likely from the late morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 36.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:10am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Charleville 32
Possible shower or storm. Roma 28
Partly cloudy. St George 31
Partly cloudy. Cunnamulla 35

Friday 23 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers from the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

Saturday 24 February

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers and thunderstorms in the north, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northerly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 37.

Sunday 25 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the northeast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 25 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 37.

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

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