South East QLD daily forecast & alerts

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    Saturday, February 27th, 2021

    East to North East winds are expected to dominate the entire forecast region during the day as they feed into a trough over Southern Inland / South West QLD – West of the forecast region. These winds are expected to help continue to draw in increased moisture across the entire forecast region which will help produce increased instability across Inland parts of the forecast region, resulting in some showers and storms developing during the afternoon across the Warrego & Maranoa. As the afternoon progresses, these storms may become more scattered with some possibly becoming severe for damaging winds and heavy rainfall. While storms are expected to move in varying directions, they are also expected to shift as a whole towards the Western Downs and Darling Downs, along with seperate activity over Northern NSW shifting Northwards into the night. This will help increase the likelihood of storms across the Darling Downs during the NIGHT with most activity remaining somewhat hit and miss / isolated.

    Across the remainder of the forecast region, some showers (albeit hit and miss / isolated / light) are expected to impact the South East Coast, Granite Belt, Wide Bay & Burnett, remainder of the Darling Downs and into the Capricornia and Central Highlands. For those who are lucky enough to receive something – only light accumulations are likely, with many places still likely missing out, however the broad scale moisture content makes it difficult to pinpoint locations that may receive or may miss out.

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

    Sunday, February 28th, 2021

    Easterly winds are expected to dominate the forecast region during the day as they feed into a trough over South West QLD. These winds are expected to continue to drag moisture over the entire forecast region which is expected to result in some patchy showers and isolated possible storms over the Warrego & Maranoa into the Western and Southern Downs during the afternoon, evening and early night. This activity is expected to be largely hit and miss with only light rainfall accumulations occurring for any locations that are impacted by either showers or storms.

    Across the rest of the forecast region, the general overall moisture spread should be enough to produce sporadic, isolated, hit and miss showers across all areas with the better falls more likely occurring further East and South over Coastal areas and across areas closer to NENSW which is expected to see better falls overall anyway. This activity will be present over most of the day and into the night, but the isolated nature of the activity will also allow for prolonged periods of sunshine leading to above average temperatures across most of the forecast region.

    Temperatures: Brisbane 23-32ºc, Ipswich 21-33ºc, Beaudesert 21-32ºc, Gold Coast Seaway 23-30ºc, Gold Coast Inland 20-32ºc, Coolangatta 21-30ºc, Sunshine Coast 22-30ºc, Gympie 21-32ºc, Hervey Bay 22-32ºc, Maryborough 21-33ºc, Kingaroy 19-32ºc, Bundaberg 22-31ºc, Gayndah 21-35ºc, Gatton 21-34ºc, Toowoomba 19-30ºc, Warwick 18-33ºc, Dalby 19-35ºc, Stanthorpe 17-28ºc, Roma 22-34ºc, St George 23-34ºc.

    Monday, March 1st, 2021

    A surface trough is expected to become situate over the Granite Belt, Darling Downs and into the Warrego & Maranoa during the day. This trough is expected to draw in Easterly winds across the forecast region which will likely supply increased moisture to a warm / very warm environment resulting in further instability developing across the majority of the forecast region, but mostly through Inland areas. This instability is expected to become favourable for some isolated showers and storms developing across the Darling Downs and Granite Belt during the early afternoon, before activity becomes more scattered across these same areas as well as through the Warrego & Maranoa during the remainder of the afternoon and evening. Across the afternoon and evening, there is a chance that some cells from the Granite Belt and Darling Downs may push into Southern and Western parts of the South East Coast – if this was the case, then these cells are expected to remain very hit and miss and likely on the weaker side compared to cells further Inland. Some cells may become severe across Inland areas for damaging winds and heavy rainfall.

    Across the rest of the forecast region, there is a chance of some isolated showers over Coastal areas with this chance becoming lower (more hit and miss activity) the further Inland you travel from the Coast. Any showers not related to storms are expected to produce very light accumulations of less than a few mm.

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

    Extended forecast for Tuesday 2nd of March to Thursday 4th of March 2021.

    Showers and possible storms are expected across the South East Coast, Southern Downs, Granite Belt and parts of the Wide Bay & Burnett into the rest of the Darling Downs on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Further showers are possible across the remainder of Inland areas of the forecast region on both days also. Showers are expected to become confined to the South East Coast & Wide Bay areas during Thursday with only light falls occurring.