Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

Weather Situation

An upper trough will move east over southeastern Queensland and into the Coral Sea early this morning. A surface trough will shift east over the interior of the state today to extend from the northern interior through the central interior and into the southeastern inland by this evening. The trough will remain slow moving on Wednesday before shifting east through Thursday, possibly reaching the far southeast coast late Thursday night and then shifting north through southern waters during Friday. A new upper trough will move north towards southern Queensland on Thursday, increasing instability over the southeast of the state. This upper trough should then shift east into the Coral Sea during Friday. A high pressure system will move east into southeastern Australia on Friday, gradually extending a firm ridge onto the east Queensland coast. Winds will then tend more moist onshore about much of the east coast through the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Mostly sunny morning. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower during this afternoon and evening. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 9:30am to 2:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Bundaberg 26
Mostly sunny. Gympie 27
Mostly sunny. Hervey Bay 24
Partly cloudy. Kingaroy 25
Mostly sunny. Maryborough 26
Mostly sunny. Gayndah 27

Wednesday 23 August

Mostly sunny morning. Areas of frost in the south in the early morning. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Thursday 24 August

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Friday 25 August

Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost in the south. Medium (60%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, most likely in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

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

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