Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Wide Bay and Burnett District Forecast
Issued at 4:31 pm EST on Thursday 30 March 2017
for the period until midnight EST Monday 3 April 2017.
Ex-tropical cyclone Debbie is moving southeastwards through the southeast interior of Queensland and is expected to move off the southeast coast overnight. Ex-tropical cyclone Debbie will remain a significant low pressure system off the southeast coast during Friday with gale to storm force winds likely to develop through southern coastal waters. Ex-tropical cyclone Debbie will then slowly move eastwards away from the Queensland coast over the weekend. A high will build into the Great Australian Bight during Friday and the weekend and will build a ridge through western Queensland through Friday and across most of the state over the weekend. The ridge will extend a drier and cooler airmass into much of the state over the weekend with fine and mostly sunny conditions developing over most areas, although some showers will still affect parts of the east coast.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday 30 March
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain along the coastal fringe, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Winds northwest to northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly in the evening.
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 Friday 31 March
Partly cloudy. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h tending south to southwesterly and becoming light in the late morning and afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.
Fire Danger: Low-Moderate
Sun protection 8:30am to 3:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Forecast for Saturday 1 April
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the early morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Forecast for Sunday 2 April
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Forecast for Monday 3 April
Mostly sunny. Medium (50%) chance of showers about Fraser Island, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Friday.
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