Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:22 pm EST on Thursday 21 February 2019.

Weather Situation

Tropical cyclone Oma lies in the central Coral Sea and is expected to move southwestwards over the next few days, before possibly taking a more westerly or northwesterly track. This system will lead to a significant increase in seas and swells over southern Queensland waters mid to late this week, initially leading to dangerous surf conditions and abnormally high tides with possible beach erosion south of about Fraser Island in the next day or two, followed by the possibility of increasing winds and rainfall about the southeast over the weekend. Oma could also lead to gales and damaging wind gusts developing about the southern coast from Friday, with possible heavy falls from Saturday. A surface trough over the eastern interior will move gradually northeastwards over the next few days triggering the slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms over the interior. A high pressure system will move slowly eastwards across the Great Australian Bight over the next few days, extending a ridge and dry airmass into western Queensland. Maximum temperatures will ease in the next day or so particularly about the southeast as cloud cover increases.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Clear. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Friday 22 February

Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southeast, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southeast in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 40.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:20am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Charters Towers 21 35
Sunny. Georgetown 19 36

Saturday 23 February

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the southeast in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southeast in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 39.

Sunday 24 February

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

Monday 25 February

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the north, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 25 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

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

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