Herbert and the Lower Burdekin Forecast
Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Friday 23 August 2019 for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 27 August 2019.

Weather Situation: A large high over southeastern Australia is directing a dry, cool and stable air mass across most of Queensland. This high will slowly move northeastwards over the coming days maintaining fine and sunny conditions throughout most of the state. A trough will move northwards along the central coast tonight, and further north into the tropics during the weekend with a few light showers affecting the coastal fringe with this feature. Temperatures will increase over southern and then eastern Queensland ahead of a surface trough from Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday 23 August Clear. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Forecast for Saturday 24 August Partly cloudy. Areas of fog inland in the early morning. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Ayr: Cloudy. Min 13 Max 25
Ingham: Partly cloudy. Min 13 Max 26
Townsville: Partly cloudy. Min 14 Max 26
Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:10am to 3:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

Forecast for Sunday 25 August Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Ayr: Partly cloudy. Min 14 Max 26
Ingham: Partly cloudy. Min 15 Max 26
Townsville: Partly cloudy. Min 15 Max 27

Forecast for Monday 26 August Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Ayr: Sunny. Min 14 Max 28
Ingham: Mostly sunny. Min 14 Max 27
Townsville: Sunny. Min 15 Max 27

Forecast for Tuesday 27 August Sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.

Ayr: Sunny. Min 13 Max 28
Ingham: Sunny. Min 14 Max 27
Townsville: Sunny. Min 14 Max 28

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

Weather Data sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology.