Herbert and the Lower Burdekin Forecast
Issued at 5:22 am EST on Tuesday 23 October 2018 for the period until midnight EST Friday 26 October 2018.

Weather Situation: A slow moving high pressure system over New Zealand extends a weak ridge along the tropical east coast. A moist air mass will remain in place to the east of a surface trough over the centre of the state to the southeast inland, leading to isolated shower and thunderstorm activity east of this feature over the next few days. Warm conditions will spread through the state during the forecast period.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday 23 October Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the north, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south this afternoon. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 30 to 35.

Ayr: Partly cloudy. Max 32
Ingham: Partly cloudy. Max 33
Townsville: Partly cloudy. Max 31
Fire Danger: High

Sun protection 8:00am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Forecast for Wednesday 24 October Mostly sunny. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

Ayr: Mostly sunny. Min 20 Max 32
Ingham: Mostly sunny. Min 19 Max 32
Townsville: Mostly sunny. Min 23 Max 31

Forecast for Thursday 25 October Sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then tending east to northeasterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

Ayr: Sunny. Min 19 Max 32
Ingham: Sunny. Min 18 Max 32
Townsville: Sunny. Min 22 Max 31

Forecast for Friday 26 October Sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

Ayr: Sunny. Min 19 Max 32
Ingham: Mostly sunny. Min 18 Max 32
Townsville: Mostly sunny. Min 21 Max 31

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

Weather Data sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology.