Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 19 September 2018.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure over the east Queensland coast will relax further today as a high pressure centre over the Tasman shifts further east while weakening. A surface trough will move east over the interior of the state today, producing some isolated shower and thunderstorm activity over parts of the Maranoa and southeastern interior, though rainfall amounts will be limited due to a relatively dry air mass persisting. This trough is expected to move off the southern coast early on Thursday, with a drier air mass then extending through inland Queensland in its wake, resulting in elevated fire dangers over parts of the southeastern, central and northern interior. The drier air mass may result in frost patches over the Maranoa and southeastern interior on Friday morning.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Sunny day. The slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the southwest this evening. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:20am to 3:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Bundaberg 27
Sunny. Gympie 29
Sunny. Hervey Bay 25
Sunny. Kingaroy 28
Sunny. Maryborough 28
Sunny. Gayndah 31

Thursday 20 September

Sunny. Light winds becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending southerly 20 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

Friday 21 September

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h turning east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.

Saturday 22 September

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

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

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