Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 30 July 2016.
A high over southeastern Australia extends a ridge of high pressure along the tropical east coast. The high will move slowly eastwards over the next few days maintaining the ridge and mostly fine conditions across the state. A cold front will enter southwestern Queensland during Monday and sweep north and east across the state on Tuesday, with a much cooler and drier airmass becoming established following the passage of the front.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Sunny. The chance of light frost in the southwest early this morning. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
Sun protection 9:30am to 2:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]
Sunday 31 July
Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Monday 1 August
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the coast in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Tuesday 2 August
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then tending south to southwesterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Saturday.