Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Wide Bay and Burnett District Forecast
Issued at 5:00 am EST on Monday 1 May 2017
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 4 May 2017.
A high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge and a moist onshore wind flow along much of the east Queensland coast. The ridge will gradually relax during Tuesday as the high shifts further east over the Tasman Sea. A slow moving surface trough will extend over the interior of the state during the next few days. A series of upper troughs will also affect the interior of the state before most likely weakening late in the week. A new, large high pressure system will move east across the Great Australian Bight and southeastern Australia through the week, reaching the Tasman Sea during Thursday and strengthening the ridge about the east Queensland coast. The surface trough should then weaken and shift west from Thursday in response to the increasing ridging to the east.
Forecast for the rest of Monday 1 May
Mostly sunny. Medium (50%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s.
Fire Danger: Low-Moderate
Sun protection 9:10am to 2:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]
Forecast for Tuesday 2 May
Early morning fog patches. Partly cloudy day. Slight (30%) chance of a shower near the coast, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Forecast for Wednesday 3 May
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the south, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Forecast for Thursday 4 May
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Monday.
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