South East QLD Daily Forecast

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    Saturday 20th of April 2024

    A high pressure system in the Bight will direct moderate South to South Easterly winds across SEQLD. A rotating upper cut off low will enter into Southern QLD from NSW moving slowly north. This low will contain very cold air aloft causing widespread instability across South East QLD. Low level southerly winds will limit the full potential of the low due to being much cooler but they will still feed in plenty of moisture. At this stage there is no coastal trough or surface low forecast to develop on Saturday but it is possible on Sunday. We are watching forecast data closely (these bring much heavier rain).
    Scattered showers and rain areas during the morning across Central QLD spreading towards the south and developing through South East QLD during the late afternoon into Saturday night. There is the potential for a few isolated 24hr falls up to 100mm. Isolated storms are possible across the South East quarter of the state and the storms that develop are likely to contain small hail. An area of likely storms will be nearest the upper low – at this stage that area is across the Western Darling Downs where small hail accumulations are possible. A rather cool day is forecast across Southern and South East QLD due to heavy cloud and rain areas. 

    Temperatures:

    Brisbane 16-27ºc, Ipswich 15-30ºc, Beaudesert 15-28ºc, Gold Coast Seaway 16-27ºc, Gold Coast Inland 15-27ºc, Coolangatta 15-26ºc, Sunshine Coast 15-27ºc, Gympie 16-23ºc, Hervey Bay 18-26ºc, Maryborough 18-25ºc, Kingaroy 13-21ºc, Bundaberg 18-26ºc, Gayndah 16-25ºc, Gatton 13-23ºc, Toowoomba 12-22ºc, Warwick 11-21ºc, Dalby 10-23ºc, Stanthorpe 10-18ºc, Roma 13-22ºc, St George 13-22ºc

    Sunday 21st of April 2024

    A large high pressure system in the Bight will direct moderate to strong South Easterly winds across SEQLD. A rotating upper cut off low over inland SEQLD will continue moving slowly north towards Rockhampton. This low will contain very cold air aloft causing widespread instability across South East QLD. The low level South Easterly winds will limit the full potential of the low across most of SEQLD due to being much cooler but they will still feed in plenty of moisture. A coastal trough or small surface low MAY develop along the Wide Bay coast during the afternoon and into Sunday night. If this occurs there is likely to be a significant increase in rainfall intensity and totals over 100mm from about Rainbow Beach to Bundaberg. (This feature is being closely monitored on forecasts and may require updates and warnings). 
    Scattered showers and rain areas with moderate falls will continue across most of South East QLD throughout the day and into the evening. There is the potential for a few 24hr falls up to 100mm mainly along the South East Coast if embedded storms develop. Isolated storms are possible through inland areas and along the South East Coast. Storms that do develop are likely to contain heavy rainfall and possible small hail. A rather cool day is forecast across South East QLD due to heavy cloud and rain areas. 

    Temperatures:

    Brisbane 16-22ºc, Ipswich 16-22ºc, Beaudesert 16-22ºc, Gold Coast Seaway 17-23ºc, Gold Coast Inland 15-22ºc, Coolangatta 16-23ºc, Sunshine Coast 17-22ºc, Gympie 16-23ºc, Hervey Bay 17-26ºc, Maryborough 16-25ºc, Kingaroy 13-19ºc, Bundaberg 18-26ºc, Gayndah 16-22ºc, Gatton 14-20ºc, Toowoomba 13-19ºc, Warwick 13-18ºc, Dalby 13-21ºc, Stanthorpe 11-17ºc, Roma 13-20ºc, St George 13-23ºc

    Monday 22nd of April 2024

    A large high pressure system over NSW will direct moderate South Easterly winds across SEQLD. The upper low will have cleared the coast reducing instability levels. The onshore wind flow will cause a few isolated showers along the coast.
    Fine and sunny inland with South Easterly winds. 

    Temperatures:

    Brisbane 18-25ºc, Ipswich 18-25ºc, Beaudesert 17-25ºc, Gold Coast Seaway 18-25ºc, Gold Coast Inland 17-25ºc, Coolangatta 18-24ºc, Sunshine Coast 18-24ºc, Gympie 17-23ºc, Hervey Bay 18-24ºc, Maryborough 18-24ºc, Kingaroy 14-22ºc, Bundaberg 18-25ºc, Gayndah 17-24ºc, Gatton 15-23ºc, Toowoomba 14-22ºc, Warwick 12-21ºc, Dalby 13-24ºc, Stanthorpe 11-19ºc, Roma 13-24ºc, St George 13-26ºc

    Extended forecast Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th of April


    On Tuesday onshore South Easterly winds will still produce a few showers along the South East Coast. Fine and sunny inland with South Easterly winds.
    During Wednesday and Thursday fine sunny conditions are forecast throughout all of SEQLD. On Thursday winds will shift much drier South Westerly through inland areas. 

    Flood Risk Map

    There are currently no flood threats across SEQLD. 

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