Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Monday 18 November 2019.

Weather Situation

A high northeast of New Zealand extends a weak ridge onto the tropical east coast of Queensland. A surface trough extends from the southern Gulf to the southeast inland separating a very dry airmass to the west of the trough, and a relatively moist air mass to the east. The trough will shift slowly westwards in the coming days. A southeasterly change is moving along the southern coast, and is likely to weaken today over the Capricornia. Some showers and thunderstorms possible in the moist air mass to the east of the trough. Very high fire dangers will persist across much of the state through the forecast period.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the north, near zero chance elsewhere. Areas of smoke haze in the south. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north late this afternoon and evening. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to northeasterly in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 28 to 35.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 7:30am to 3:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Bundaberg 30
Smoke haze. Gympie 29
Partly cloudy. Hervey Bay 28
Smoke haze. Kingaroy 31
Partly cloudy. Maryborough 29
Mostly sunny. Gayndah 35

Tuesday 19 November

Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the north in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Wednesday 20 November

Hot. Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 37.

Thursday 21 November

Mostly sunny. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

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

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