Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea will shift slowly east towards New Zealand during the next couple of days, reinforcing a ridge over the Queensland coast. A series of weak upper troughs will move east over central and southern Queensland during the next couple of days while a weak surface trough will track slowly west over the interior of the state. A more significant trough system and associated rain band is then expected to move into southwestern Queensland during the weekend. This trough will then most likely weaken as it tracks east over the state during Monday and Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

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

Friday 6 May

Early morning fog patches, clearing to a mostly sunny day. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about Fraser Island, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Fire Danger - High

UV Alert from 9:10 am to 2:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Bundaberg 16 29
Mostly sunny. Gympie 12 28
Mostly sunny. Hervey Bay 16 27
Mostly sunny. Kingaroy 7 27
Mostly sunny. Maryborough 15 28
Mostly sunny. Gayndah 13 30

Saturday 7 May

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers about Fraser Island in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Sunday 8 May

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about Fraser Island, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Monday 9 May

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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