Herbert and the Lower Burdekin Forecast
Issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 14 December 2019 for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 17 December 2019.

Weather Situation: A slow-moving surface trough extends from the northwest to the southeastern interior separating a moist air mass to the east and a dry, hot air mass to the west. Showers and thunderstorms are possible in the moist air mass today and tomorrow, with most showers and storms contracting to northern and northwestern parts from Monday. Enhanced fire dangers are likely in the dry air mass, particularly in the southern interior.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday 14 December Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the north during this afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm inland during this afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 33 to 41.

Ayr: Mostly sunny. Max 34
Ingham: Mostly sunny. Max 36
Townsville: Mostly sunny. Max 33
Fire Danger: High

Sun protection 7:50am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

Forecast for Sunday 15 December Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the north, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 38.

Ayr: Mostly sunny. Min 23 Max 34
Ingham: Shower or two. Min 21 Max 35
Townsville: Partly cloudy. Min 26 Max 33

Forecast for Monday 16 December Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the north, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 39.

Ayr: Mostly sunny. Min 22 Max 35
Ingham: Partly cloudy. Min 21 Max 35
Townsville: Mostly sunny. Min 26 Max 34

Forecast for Tuesday 17 December Hot and sunny. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 39.

Ayr: Sunny. Min 21 Max 34
Ingham: Sunny. Min 20 Max 34
Townsville: Sunny. Min 25 Max 33

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Saturday.

Weather Data sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology.