Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:16 pm EST on Thursday 30 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A surface trough stretches from northwest Queensland towards the southeast, and will slowly shift westwards while weakening. A weak high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the Queensland east coast. A stronger surface and upper trough system will shift eastwards through inland Queensland over the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Mostly clear. Medium (40%) chance of a shower in the northwest early this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm inland. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Friday 31 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm inland in the afternoon and evening. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

Fire Danger - Very High

UV Alert from 7:50 am to 3:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Bundaberg 18 30
Partly cloudy. Gympie 17 32
Partly cloudy. Hervey Bay 17 28
Possible shower or storm. Kingaroy 15 33
Partly cloudy. Maryborough 17 30
Mostly sunny. Gayndah 18 35

Saturday 1 November

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the south, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the late afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

Sunday 2 November

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Monday 3 November

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Heavy falls exceeding 70 mm possible in the south. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

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

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