Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 18 October 2017.

Weather Situation

An upper low lies over the northern interior of Queensland and will shift slowly northwards towards Cape York Peninsula over the next two days while gradually weakening. A low level trough lies near the central and northern east coasts, extending onto land about the northeast coast, producing a convergent wind flow and acting as a focus for heavy rainfall. This coastal trough is expected to drift north this evening and tomorrow. The upper low will also combine with the moist air mass to result in at least scattered showers and storms over much of the northeast of the state in the next next few days. A slow moving high in the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge into southeast Queensland to the south of the trough leading to a strong, moist easterly flow over southeast Queensland. A new upper trough and an associated surface trough will move eastwards over Queensland from Friday, leading to a band of showers, patchy rain and possible storms with some moderate to locally heavy rainfall totals possible over the interior.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers and rain. The chance of thunderstorms. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Thursday 19 October

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of showers in the morning. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 20s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 7:40am to 3:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Bundaberg 20 26
Possible shower. Gympie 18 26
Possible shower. Hervey Bay 21 26
Cloudy. Kingaroy 15 24
Possible shower. Maryborough 19 26
Cloudy. Gayndah 18 26

Friday 20 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of showers at night. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Saturday 21 October

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of thunderstorms inland in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.

Sunday 22 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

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

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