Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 30 November 2022.

Weather Situation

A broad trough extends from the Gulf of Carpentaria across northeastern Queensland to a low developing off the Capricornia Coast. This low is expected to move southeast further offshore on Thursday and Friday. Another weakening trough extends from the northwest to the southern interior. A high in the Great Australian Bight will move east, reaching the Tasman Sea on Friday. A weak tropical low over the central Gulf of Carpentaria may move over Cape York Peninsula by Friday, before moving further southeast and offshore into the Coral Sea over the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the east, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Thursday 1 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the north, most likely in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 7:50am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Charters Towers 20 29
Mostly sunny. Georgetown 21 31

Friday 2 December

Mostly sunny. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 34.

Saturday 3 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southeast, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the southwest in the afternoon and evening. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 34.

Sunday 4 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the southeast, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southeast in the afternoon and evening. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 35.

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

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