Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Wide Bay and Burnett District Forecast
Issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 30 March 2017
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 2 April 2017.
Ex-tropical cyclone Debbie is currently located over the central interior of Queensland and is expected to slowly track southeastwards before shifting off the southeast Queensland coast during tonight into Friday. The system is then expected to develop further off the southeast coast during Friday with gale force winds likely to develop through southern coast waters. A ridge will build through western Queensland today into Friday, extending drier and cooler air into much of the west of the state, and extending across much of the state over the weekend with fine and mostly sunny conditions developing over much of the state.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday 30 March
Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain, becoming less likely this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible heavy falls. Winds east to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly in the early afternoon then tending northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s.
Fire Danger: Low-Moderate
Sun protection 8:30am to 3:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Forecast for Friday 31 March
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the south in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.
Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.
Forecast for Saturday 1 April
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Large and powerful surf conditions in the early morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.
Forecast for Sunday 2 April
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers about Fraser Island, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Thursday.
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