Wide Bay and Burnett District

IDQ10240

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

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.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

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.

Bundaberg
Storm. Possible heavy falls.
Max
29
Gayndah
Rain. Possible heavy falls.
Max
27
Gympie
Rain. Possible heavy falls.
Max
28
Hervey Bay
Storm. Possible heavy falls.
Max
29
Kingaroy
Rain. Possible heavy falls.
Max
25
Maryborough
Rain. Possible heavy falls.
Max
30

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.

Bundaberg
Partly cloudy.
Min
21
Max
31
Gayndah
Partly cloudy.
Min
20
Max
29
Gympie
Showers easing.
Min
21
Max
30
Hervey Bay
Showers easing.
Min
22
Max
31
Kingaroy
Partly cloudy.
Min
17
Max
26
Maryborough
Showers easing.
Min
21
Max
32

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.

Bundaberg
Mostly sunny.
Min
20
Max
30
Gayndah
Partly cloudy.
Min
19
Max
31
Gympie
Mostly sunny.
Min
19
Max
30
Hervey Bay
Possible shower.
Min
21
Max
30
Kingaroy
Mostly sunny.
Min
16
Max
28
Maryborough
Mostly sunny.
Min
20
Max
31

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.

Bundaberg
Possible shower.
Min
21
Max
30
Gayndah
Possible shower.
Min
20
Max
31
Gympie
Possible shower.
Min
19
Max
30
Hervey Bay
Shower or two.
Min
22
Max
30
Kingaroy
Possible shower.
Min
17
Max
27
Maryborough
Possible shower.
Min
20
Max
31

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

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