Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Wide Bay and Burnett District Forecast
Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Saturday 21 January 2017
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 25 January 2017.
A coastal trough and a cooler, drier southeasterly wind change lies on the Sunshine Coast and will progress further northwards along the Wide Bay and Capricornia coasts on Sunday before weakening on Monday. A high will shift east over the Tasman Sea over the next few days, extending a ridge northwards along the east Queensland coast. An inland trough extends over the southern interior of the state and should shift a little further westwards during Sunday and Monday. A monsoon burst will likely extend through very far northern Queensland over the next couple of days before most likely focusing further westwards into the Top End with a low pressure system from about Tuesday or Wednesday. Temperatures will increase again through the southern half of the state mid week ahead of a new trough shifting east over the interior.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday 21 January
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of thunderstorms with possible heavy falls. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.
Forecast for Sunday 22 January
Mostly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the north, medium (50%) chance elsewhere, decreasing during morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning, with possible heavy falls near the coast. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Fire Danger: Low-Moderate
Sun protection 8:00am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]
Forecast for Monday 23 January
Mostly sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.
Forecast for Tuesday 24 January
Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
Forecast for Wednesday 25 January
Sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Sunday.
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