Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 24 October 2014.
A weakening ridge extends along the east Queensland coast. A broad area of low pressure will develop through the interior of the state and extend into southeastern Queensland during the weekend. Hot to very hot conditions will also extend from the southern interior to remaining southern, western and central parts during the weekend and should persist into early next week.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Sunny. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 28 to 33.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 8:00 am to 3:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Saturday 25 October
Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then tending north to northeasterly in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.
Sunday 26 October
Hot. Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.
Monday 27 October
Hot. Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southwest in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 37.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Friday.