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 October 2017
for the period until midnight EST Saturday 21 October 2017.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

An upper low lies over the central interior of Queensland and will shift slowly northwards towards Cape York Peninsula over the next few days while gradually weakening. A low level trough lies near the Wide Bay and Capricornia coasts, extending northwards off the central coast, producing a convergent wind flow and acting as a focus for heavy rainfall. This coastal trough is expected to drift onto the central coast overnight and tomorrow, however some uncertainty remains with this. The upper low will also combine with the moist air mass to result in at least scattered showers and storms over much of the state in the next next few days. A slow moving high in the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge into southeast Queensland to the south of the trough leading to a strong, moist easterly flow over southeast Queensland.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday 17 October

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Heavy falls possible. Winds east to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.

Forecast for Wednesday 18 October

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible in the north. Winds easterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Bundaberg
Rain at times. Possible storm.
Min
20
Max
24
Gayndah
Rain at times.
Min
20
Max
23
Gympie
Rain at times.
Min
20
Max
24
Hervey Bay
Rain at times.
Min
20
Max
25
Kingaroy
Rain easing.
Min
17
Max
21
Maryborough
Rain at times.
Min
20
Max
24

Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 7:50am to 3:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

Forecast for Thursday 19 October

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 20s.

Bundaberg
Shower or two.
Min
20
Max
26
Gayndah
Possible early shower.
Min
17
Max
26
Gympie
Possible shower.
Min
18
Max
26
Hervey Bay
Possible shower.
Min
21
Max
26
Kingaroy
Possible morning shower.
Min
15
Max
24
Maryborough
Possible shower.
Min
19
Max
26

Forecast for Friday 20 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Bundaberg
Possible shower.
Min
18
Max
27
Gayndah
Partly cloudy.
Min
15
Max
27
Gympie
Possible shower.
Min
16
Max
27
Hervey Bay
Possible shower.
Min
20
Max
26
Kingaroy
Partly cloudy.
Min
12
Max
26
Maryborough
Possible shower.
Min
17
Max
27

Forecast for Saturday 21 October

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm inland in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending east to southeasterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Bundaberg
Showers.
Min
17
Max
26
Gayndah
Showers.
Min
15
Max
25
Gympie
Showers.
Min
15
Max
25
Hervey Bay
Showers.
Min
19
Max
26
Kingaroy
Showers.
Min
13
Max
22
Maryborough
Showers.
Min
16
Max
26

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

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