Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 21 November 2017.

Weather Situation

A large, slow moving high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge along the Queensland coast, which will remain in place through the week. A broad area of low pressure is developing over the northern interior of the continent and will remain slow moving this week. This setup will lead to tropical moisture extending through much of northern, central and western Queensland over the next few days. A series of upper troughs will maintain unstable conditions across much of the state through the week.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers and thunderstorms, becoming less likely later tonight. The thunderstorms may produce heavy falls. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Wednesday 22 November

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers or a storm, possibly severe. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:00am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Storm likely. Charters Towers 19 28
Shower or two. Storm likely. Georgetown 21 31

Thursday 23 November

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

Friday 24 November

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Saturday 25 November

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

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

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