Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 17 January 2018
firm ridge is extending north along the east Queensland coast in the wake of
the trough and is also maintaining dry conditions over much of the interior. An
inland surface trough and the associated chance of storms extends over the far
west of the state and will contract into Northern Territory on Thursday and
Friday. A ridge of high pressure will persist over eastern Queensland through
the weekend, whilst a weak trough will enter the far southwest of the state.
Temperatures will increase again over much of western, central and southern
Gladstone 31Rockhampton 33Biloela 35Yeppoon 29Friday 37
Sunny. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early
afternoon then tending east to northeasterly in the late afternoon. Overnight
temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 32
Sunny. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the
afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures
falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 38.
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the coast, near zero chance
elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then
becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18
and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 37.