Wide Bay and Burnett District

IDQ10240

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Wide Bay and Burnett District Forecast

Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 17 January 2017
for the period until midnight EST Saturday 21 January 2017.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A high in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over southeast Queensland and along much of the east coast, whilst an area of low pressure over the Northern Territory will move westwards over the next few days. A moist and unstable air mass extends over the north and west of the state, though the focus for storm activity and heavy falls will largely focus about the Gulf Country and far north of the state. A broad area of low pressure will gradually extend into the southern half of the state mid to late week, resulting in heat wave conditions developing in parts of southern Queensland, extending into central districts and throughout the southeast quarter of the state. Instability and the chance of storms will gradually increase through southern districts from mid-week with showers and storms becoming increasing likely.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday 17 January

Clear. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Forecast for Wednesday 18 January

Hot and sunny. Light winds becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Bundaberg
Mostly sunny.
Min
22
Max
34
Gayndah
Hot and mostly sunny.
Min
21
Max
40
Gympie
Hot and sunny.
Min
20
Max
38
Hervey Bay
Mostly sunny.
Min
23
Max
34
Kingaroy
Hot and sunny.
Min
19
Max
36
Maryborough
Hot and mostly sunny.
Min
20
Max
37

Fire Danger: High

Sun protection 7:50am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 17 [Extreme]

Forecast for Thursday 19 January

Hot. Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower inland in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm inland in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 36 to 41.

Bundaberg
Mostly sunny.
Min
22
Max
35
Gayndah
Hot. Possible afternoon storm.
Min
23
Max
42
Gympie
Hot. Possible shower.
Min
22
Max
39
Hervey Bay
Partly cloudy.
Min
24
Max
32
Kingaroy
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
22
Max
38
Maryborough
Hot. Partly cloudy.
Min
22
Max
38

Forecast for Friday 20 January

Hot. Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Bundaberg
Possible afternoon storm.
Min
24
Max
34
Gayndah
Possible shower or storm.
Min
25
Max
41
Gympie
Possible shower or storm.
Min
23
Max
38
Hervey Bay
Partly cloudy.
Min
24
Max
33
Kingaroy
Possible shower or storm.
Min
22
Max
36
Maryborough
Hot. Possible storm.
Min
23
Max
37

Forecast for Saturday 21 January

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h shifting east to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 36 to 41.

Bundaberg
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
24
Max
36
Gayndah
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
42
Gympie
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
24
Max
39
Hervey Bay
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
25
Max
34
Kingaroy
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
24
Max
39
Maryborough
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
24
Max
38

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

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