Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:16 pm EST on Tuesday 3 March 2015.

Weather Situation

A high in the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge along the east Queensland coast. The ridge will relax from the south tonight and Wednesday as the high shifts further east. An upper level trough over the Coral Sea will shift westwards into the eastern tropics on Wednesday. A slow moving surface trough over the west of the state will become more mobile on Wednesday, extending the hot conditions in the west into the southeastern interior. The heat should then focus through central and southeast parts on Thursday as the surface trough continues to shift east, most likely contracting off the southern coast Thursday afternoon or evening.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Clear. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Wednesday 4 March

Sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger - High

UV Alert from 8:20 am to 3:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Bundaberg 21 32
Sunny. Gympie 19 33
Mostly sunny. Hervey Bay 20 31
Sunny. Kingaroy 17 34
Mostly sunny. Maryborough 20 33
Sunny. Gayndah 19 35

Thursday 5 March

Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Friday 6 March

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning easterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Saturday 7 March

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the morning and afternoon. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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