Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 28 September 2016.
A weak ridge of high pressure extends across the south of Queensland, and along the northern tropical coast. A weak upper trough and associated patchy cloud band lies over central western Queensland. A more significant upper trough and strong cold front will begin to impact southwestern Queensland late today, before sweeping eastwards across the state on Thursday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 32.
Fire Danger - High
Sun protection 8:20am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]
Thursday 29 September
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely from the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Friday 30 September
Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning. Mostly sunny day. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Saturday 1 October
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the north in the afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Wednesday.