Peninsula Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:12 am EST on Sunday 16 December 2018.

Weather Situation

Ex-tropical cyclone Owen is located over the east tropical inland and is expected to shift southeastwards and move offshore of the Townsville coast through today. It will then most likely lie offshore of the Mackay coast on Monday before slowly shifting north again through Tuesday and Wednesday. At this stage ex-tropical cyclone Owen is not expected to redevelop into a tropical cyclone but the situation will be monitored carefully. A moist onshore wind flow on the southern edge of ex-tropical Cyclone Owen will combine with an upper trough moving east over the state to result in heavy rain and storms extending further south from the tropics through central districts and the northern Wide Bay today. This heavier rainfall should then contract further east towards the coast through Monday morning and then eventually offshore of the coast as the upper trough moves east into the Coral Sea. Showers and rain areas will also increase over the southeast corner of the state today to the south of a deepening trough near Fraser Island with the potential for locally heavy falls, particularly with thunderstorms. Some severe storms are also possible on the Darling Downs. The west will remain fine and mostly sunny through to at least mid week, with temperatures rising through the week.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Mostly sunny. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid 30s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:20am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Weipa 35
Mostly sunny. Coen 35
Cloud clearing. Palmerville 35
Morning shower or two. Thursday Island 33

Monday 17 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening, most likely inland. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to southwesterly in the late morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Tuesday 18 December

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

Wednesday 19 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

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

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