South East QLD Daily Forecast

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    Monday 30th January 2023

    A wind boundary is expected to become established along the Ranges throughout the forecast region during the day. This wind boundary is expected to act as a supplementary surface trough, which will inject Easterly winds over Coastal areas and North to North West winds over Inland areas. These winds are expected to help inject increased moisture over the region, which will hep to fuel a warm and unstable airmass over the forecast region throughout the day. This will likely lead to some isolated showers and possible storms developing during the afternoon along the Ranges, over Interior pita of the South east Coast, Wide Bay & Burnett and through Eastern parts of Inland areas of the forecast region. As the day progresses, storms are expected to become less likely… but rain areas are expected to set in, as active expands from North East NSW across the Border into South East QLD. The highest likelihood of rain areas occurring will be over the Southern Downs, Granite Belt and Southern parts of the South East Coast – with some further activity spreading North along the Ranges. These rain areas are expected to be mostly light, but the longevity of them will allow for rainfall accumulations to build. This will liekly lead to falls of 25mm+ across the Granite Belt, Southern Downs and Southern parts of the South East Coast – with rainfall accumulations easing further North and West.

    Across Western parts of the forecast region, mostly fine conditions are expected during the day and into the early night… however ongoing showers, rain areas and storms from South West and Southern QLD are expected to push into the Western extremity of the forecast region (Warrego & Maranoa / Western Downs). Most of this activity should be weakening as it reaches this region during Monday night and into the early hours of Tuesday morning… however some isolated storms may still be ongoing within the rain areas. Any storms that manage to be ongoing, are expected to produce heavy rain and gusty winds… with rain areas help to produce falls of 20-40mm over the South West of the forecast region and totals easing further East and North.

    Temperatures: Brisbane 22-31ºc, Ipswich 20-32ºc, Beaudesert 20-32ºc, Gold Coast Seaway 23-29ºc, Gold Coast Inland 21-31ºc, Coolangatta 22-30ºc, Sunshine Coast 20-31ºc, Gympie 20-34ºc, Hervey Bay 22-31ºc, Maryborough 20-32ºc, Kingaroy 19-31ºc, Bundaberg 21-31ºc, Gayndah 21-34ºc, Gatton 20-33ºc, Toowoomba 19-30ºc, Warwick 19-31ºc, Dalby 21-3ºc, Stanthorpe 18-28ºc, Roma 23-35ºc, St George 26-35ºc.

    Tuesday 31st January 2023

    A low pressure trough is expected to be situated across the Western extremity of the forecast region during the morning, with this trough very slowly moving across the Western half of the forecast region throughout the day and into the night. Warm and humid Northerly winds are expected to help a warm and unstable airmass pool over the forecast region during the day, however this unstable airmass is expected to mix with increased cloud coverage which will take some of the peak off of the instability values available.

    This will likely result in some showers and isolated storms developing over the Warrego & Maranoa and Western Downs during the morning, with showers, light rain areas and embedded isolated storms becoming more likely over Inland areas during the latter part of the morning and into the early to mid afternoon. Some of these storms may become severe during the early to mid afternoon across North West parts of the forecast reign, where the trough line is in a better position and there is less cloud to take some of the intensity out of the storms. During the latter part of the afternoon, through the evening and into the night, showers, rain areas and isolated embedded storms are expected to continue across the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, pushing into the South East Coast and Central Highlands. Some storms are expected to remain severe over Northern areas of the forecast region – however most cells across the Darling Downs, Granite Belt and South EAst Coast are not only expected to be isolated at best and embedded in rain areas, but also remaining fairly weak with heavy rain being the primary threat. Any severe cells further North may contain damaging winds and heavy rain (large hail is a reduced threat). Most of this activity should dissipate during the night, or at least weaken down to the point of being just showers whilst pushing into Coastal areas.

    Due to a combination of rain areas, showers and embedded storms – widespread falls of 10-20mm are expected across Inland areas of the forecast region, with locally higher falls of 25mm+ across the North West of the forecast region. Falls of 5-15mm are expected over Coastal areas, with the higher falls being further South due to the tilt in the trough and the timing of the activity reaching the Coast (it should reach Coastal areas across the Gold Coast long before reaching Coastal areas of the Wide Bay).

    Temperatures: Brisbane 22-29ºc, Ipswich 21-30ºc, Beaudesert 20-29ºc, Gold Coast Seaway 22-29ºc, Gold Coast Inland 21-9ºc, Coolangatta 21-29ºc, Sunshine Coast 21-30ºc, Gympie 21-31ºc, Hervey Bay 22-30ºc, Maryborough 21-30ºc, Kingaroy 19-29ºc, Bundaberg 22-30ºc, Gayndah 22-32ºc, Gatton 20-30ºc, Toowoomba 19-26ºc, Warwick 19-28ºc, Dalby 20-31ºc, Stanthorpe 18-25ºc, Roma 22-32ºc, St George 22-30ºc.

    Wednesday 1st February 2023

    A trough is expected two move through the region during the day before tilting back over the South East Coast, Burnett and into Central Inland QLD during the afternoon. The tilt on this trough will allow for a warm and unstable airmass to remain over the South East Coast, Wide Bay & Burnett areas during the day and into the night as Northerly winds feed moisture from the Coral Sea into the trough. This warm and unstable airmass will likely lead to the development of some showers during the morning across these areas, which are expected to persist throughout the day and into the night. In addition to these showers, some isolated storms are likely over the Wide Bay & Burnett with some possible storms across the South East Coast, Eastern Downs, Northern Downs and Granite Belt areas. Any storms that manage to develop are expected to contain heavy rainfall, but they should be short lived and relatively weak. The combination of showers, any light rain areas and isolated storms should lead to widespread falls of 10-20mm across the South East Coast, Wide Bay & Burnett, with parts of the Wide Bay & Burnett likely seeing heavier totals.

    Across Inland areas, whilst rainfall is expected, most rainfall should be fairly light and patchy throughout the day and eventually clearing during the night as the system pushes too far East. This will likely limit overall accumulations to less than 10mm for the majority of locations (and for areas across the Western extremity of the forecast region, less than a few mm is expected).

    Temperatures: Brisbane 23-33ºc, Ipswich 21-34ºc, Beaudesert 21-34ºc, Gold Coast Seaway 23-31ºc, Gold Coast Inland 22-33ºc, Coolangatta 22-31ºc, Sunshine Coast 22-32ºc, Gympie 22-32ºc, Hervey Bay 24-30ºc, Maryborough 23-31ºc, Kingaroy 20-30ºc, Bundaberg 24-30ºc, Gayndah 22-32ºc, Gatton 21-34ºc, Toowoomba 20-30ºc, Warwick 22-32ºc, Dalby 21-32ºc, Stanthorpe 19-28ºc, Roma 21-35ºc, St George 22-34ºc.

    Extended forecast for Thursday 2nd of February to Saturday 4th of February 2023

    During Thursday, showers and storms are likely over the South East Coast, Wide Bay & Burnett, Darling Downs, Granite belt and Western parts of the forecast region – with activity becoming less frequent thew further West you travel. During Friday, showers and possible storms are expected to impact the Wide Bay & Burnett, South East Coast, Darling Downs and Granite Belt areas – with the better falls over the Wide Bay & Burnett. During Saturday, showers and storms are likely over the South East Coast, Wide Bay & Burnett and Northern parts of the forecast region, with the higher rainfall accumulations occurring over the Wide Bay & Burnett. 

    Flood Risk Map

    Issued 2nd January 2023
    There is no flood risk or flooding rain currently forecast.

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