Wide Bay and Burnett District

IDQ10240

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Wide Bay and Burnett District Forecast

Issued at 4:58 am EST on Thursday 5 March 2015
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 8 March 2015.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

An upper level trough over the eastern tropics will move westwards into the Gulf of Carpentaria during the next couple of days. A surface trough will move east over the southeast of the state today, most likely contracting off the southern coast in the evening and progressing north towards Fraser Island on Friday. Hot conditions will focus through central and southeastern parts of the state today before shifting into central districts and the southern tropics on Friday as a cooler southeasterly wind flow extends over areas to the south of the trough.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday 5 March

Very hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.

Bundaberg
Cloud clearing.
Max
34
Gayndah
Hot and mostly sunny.
Max
39
Gympie
Very hot. Partly cloudy.
Max
38
Hervey Bay
Cloud clearing.
Max
32
Kingaroy
Very hot and mostly sunny.
Max
37
Maryborough
Hot. Partly cloudy.
Max
35

Fire Danger: Very High

UV Alert from 8:20 am to 3:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Forecast for Friday 6 March

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers about Fraser Island, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to southeasterly early in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Bundaberg
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
22
Max
30
Gayndah
Possible shower or storm.
Min
22
Max
31
Gympie
Shower or two.
Min
22
Max
29
Hervey Bay
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
23
Max
30
Kingaroy
Possible shower.
Min
19
Max
29
Maryborough
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
22
Max
30

Forecast for Saturday 7 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Bundaberg
Possible shower or storm.
Min
22
Max
31
Gayndah
Possible shower.
Min
20
Max
33
Gympie
Possible shower.
Min
19
Max
31
Hervey Bay
Possible shower.
Min
22
Max
31
Kingaroy
Possible shower.
Min
17
Max
30
Maryborough
Possible shower.
Min
21
Max
31

Forecast for Sunday 8 March

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Bundaberg
Possible shower.
Min
21
Max
31
Gayndah
Possible shower.
Min
20
Max
33
Gympie
Possible shower.
Min
19
Max
31
Hervey Bay
Possible shower.
Min
21
Max
31
Kingaroy
Possible shower.
Min
17
Max
31
Maryborough
Possible shower.
Min
20
Max
31

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

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