Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Wide Bay and Burnett District Forecast
Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Friday 6 May 2016
for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 10 May 2016.
A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge along the east coast of Queensland which will be reinforced during Saturday. A weak upper trough is moving eastwards across central and southern Queensland while a weak surface lies over the interior of the state. A more significant trough system and associated rain band is expected to move into southwestern Queensland during the weekend. This trough will then most likely weaken as it tracks east over the state during Monday and Tuesday. Cooler air will then spread through much of the state next week in the wake of the trough.
Forecast for the rest of Friday 6 May
Mostly clear. Light winds.
Forecast for Saturday 7 May
Mostly sunny. Early fog patches. Medium (40%) chance of showers about Fraser Island in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Fire Danger: High
UV Alert from 9:10 am to 2:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]
Forecast for Sunday 8 May
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about Fraser Island, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Forecast for Monday 9 May
Partly cloudy. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Forecast for Tuesday 10 May
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then tending south to southwesterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Saturday.
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