Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 1 November 2014.
A weak ridge of high pressure extends along the east Queensland coast. A new high will enter the Tasman Sea on Monday, reinforcing the ridge. A surface trough will shift east over the interior of the state today and become slow moving before shifting west again early next week. A coastal trough will move north along the southern coast during Sunday and enter the Wide Bay and Capricornia coasts on Monday. An upper level trough will also enter the Wide Bay and Capricornia districts on Monday.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Cloud clearing. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 29 to 35.
Fire Danger - Very High
UV Alert from 7:50 am to 3:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Sunday 2 November
Mostly sunny. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then tending east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.
Monday 3 November
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. Some thunderstorms likely with possible heavy falls. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Tuesday 4 November
Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm inland in the afternoon and evening. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning easterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Saturday.