Herbert and the Lower Burdekin Forecast
Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 23 October 2019 for the period until midnight EST Sunday 27 October 2019.

Weather Situation: A high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge and moderate to fresh southeasterly trade winds along the east coast. These trade winds will push a weak surface trough and some moisture inland over the next few days as the high moves slowly east. A surface trough that moves through southern Queensland late in the week will lead to increasing temperatures and fire dangers and the chance of thunderstorms through southern Queensland over the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday 23 October Mostly clear. Winds east to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Forecast for Thursday 24 October Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

Ayr: Mostly sunny. Min 18 Max 29
Ingham: Partly cloudy. Min 19 Max 30
Townsville: Mostly sunny. Min 19 Max 30
Fire Danger: High

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

Forecast for Friday 25 October Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the north, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.

Ayr: Sunny. Min 18 Max 30
Ingham: Partly cloudy. Min 20 Max 32
Townsville: Mostly sunny. Min 19 Max 30

Forecast for Saturday 26 October Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Ayr: Mostly sunny. Min 18 Max 30
Ingham: Mostly sunny. Min 20 Max 33
Townsville: Mostly sunny. Min 21 Max 30

Forecast for Sunday 27 October Sunny. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

Ayr: Sunny. Min 18 Max 32
Ingham: Sunny. Min 18 Max 35
Townsville: Sunny. Min 21 Max 31

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

Weather Data sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology.