Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 13 December 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the northwestern Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge and a general fresh southeasterly wind flow about the east Queensland coast. The ridge will gradually relax from late today as the high shifts slowly east over the Tasman Sea. A surface trough is likely to enter the far southwest of Queensland on Thursday and remain slow-moving over the interior through the weekend. Hot conditions over western Queensland will gradually spread through the southern interior and southeast inland late this week, to the east of the surface trough. Unstable conditions are expected to continue over the far northwest of the state during the coming days, particularly about the Gulf Country district where some storms may be severe during today.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe and Fraser Island, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late morning then becoming east to southeasterly and light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 7:30am to 3:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Bundaberg 30
Mostly sunny. Gympie 30
Possible shower. Hervey Bay 29
Mostly sunny. Kingaroy 30
Mostly sunny. Maryborough 30
Mostly sunny. Gayndah 32

Thursday 14 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe and Fraser Island, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Friday 15 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

Saturday 16 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

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

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