Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 26 April 2017.
A weak high pressure system in the Tasman Sea will drift slowly eastwards today and tomorrow, with the ridge along eastern Queensland weakening as a result. A moist and unstable airmass will remain over the far north of Cape York Peninsula and over Torres Strait for the next few days. An upper trough and associated surface trough over southern Queensland will shift north and east across southern districts today. A new high over the Great Australian Bight will then extend a firm ridge and a cool, dry air mass into much of the state on Thursday and Friday in the wake of the surface trough.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Patchy fog early this morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 32.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
Sun protection 9:00am to 3:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]
Thursday 27 April
Mostly sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.
Friday 28 April
Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.
Saturday 29 April
Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Wednesday.