Maranoa and Warrego Forecast

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Forecast updated at 6:11 pm EST on Sunday 20 January 2019.

Weather Situation

A trough and associated weak low pressure system will likely move west over Torres Strait during the remainder of today and into the northern Gulf of Carpentaria during Monday and Tuesday. The low may develop further through the week and will be monitored carefully. A deep, moist and unstable air mass into the trough/low will maintain a very high chance of showers and thunderstorms over northern Cape York Peninsula and Torres Strait through the forecast period. A ridge of high pressure will persist about much of the east coast through the week and result in some showers about the east coast and nearby inland, mostly about the east tropical and central coasts. Hot conditions will continue over western and southern parts of the state, particularly inland. Weak instability will combine with the heat to result in isolated gusty thunderstorms over parts of the southern inland through the forecast period.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the New South Wales border, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a gusty thunderstorm in the south. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h turning northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Monday 21 January

Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or gusty thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening, most likely in the south. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to northeasterly in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to 23 to 29 with daytime temperatures reaching 38 to 43.

Fire Danger - Very High

Sun protection 8:00am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Hot and mostly sunny. Charleville 27 41
Sunny. Roma 24 39
Mostly sunny. St George 27 38
Hot and mostly sunny. Cunnamulla 30 42

Tuesday 22 January

Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or gusty thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to 23 to 30 with daytime temperatures reaching 38 to 43.

Wednesday 23 January

Hot. Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the New South Wales border in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northerly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to 23 to 30 with daytime temperatures reaching 38 to 43.

Thursday 24 January

Hot. Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southwest, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southwest in the evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning northerly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to 23 to 29 with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Monday.

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