Herbert and the Lower Burdekin Forecast
Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Thursday 6 August 2020 for the period until midnight EST Monday 10 August 2020.

Weather Situation: A strong upper level low over the South Australia/Northern Territory border will track to the southeast over the coming few days, with an associated cold front sweeping eastwards across Queensland. These features will produce showers, rain areas and thunderstorms, possibly severe in parts, over southern Queensland. A weak ridge extends along the Queensland tropical east coast, and will weaken further with the approach of the trough through the inland. The trough system will move off the east coast during Saturday, with cooler and drier air spreading over most of the state as a new ridge develops over central Queensland.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday 6 August Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Forecast for Friday 7 August Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 29.

Ayr: Showers. Min 18 Max 26
Ingham: Showers. Min 17 Max 29
Townsville: Showers easing. Min 19 Max 27
Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:10am to 3:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

Forecast for Saturday 8 August Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Ayr: Partly cloudy. Min 19 Max 28
Ingham: Partly cloudy. Min 17 Max 30
Townsville: Partly cloudy. Min 19 Max 29

Forecast for Sunday 9 August Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Ayr: Partly cloudy. Min 15 Max 27
Ingham: Partly cloudy. Min 15 Max 29
Townsville: Partly cloudy. Min 16 Max 28

Forecast for Monday 10 August Sunny. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.

Ayr: Sunny. Min 12 Max 26
Ingham: Sunny. Min 12 Max 27
Townsville: Sunny. Min 14 Max 26

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Friday.

Weather Data sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology.