Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Monday 27 June 2016.
A trough and an associated patchy rain band has now contracted off the southeast coast of Queensland and into the Coral Sea. A high pressure system over South Australia will move slowly eastwards during Tuesday and Wednesday, gradually extending a firm ridge and a dry, cold airmass into Queensland in the wake of the trough. A ridge of high pressure will persist across much of Queensland through the remainder of the week.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower near the coast, becoming less likely later this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Tuesday 28 June
Sunny. Winds southerly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 21.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:40 am to 2:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]
Wednesday 29 June
Mostly sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.
Thursday 30 June
Partly cloudy. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Friday 1 July
Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Tuesday.