Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Sunday 11 December 2016.
A broad upper trough remains slow-moving over central parts of Queensland and should weaken late today. A new upper trough will develop over western Queensland on Monday and then gradually move eastwards. Moisture will continue to build through the southern inland of the state during the next couple of days as an inland surface trough shifts west towards the Northern Territory border. A coastal trough should become slow moving over Central Coast waters today before weakening late Monday. A slow moving high pressure system over the northwestern Tasman Sea will extend a firm ridge and a moist onshore wind flow onto the central and east tropical Queensland coasts during the next few days. Daytime temperatures will be below the December average through much of the state away from the northern tropics over the next few days, particularly the central interior.
Forecast for the rest of Sunday
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers and rain areas in the south, high (70%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible heavy falls. Winds easterly 25 to 35 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 25 to 33.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
Sun protection 7:50am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]
Monday 12 December
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers and rain areas. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible heavy falls. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.
Tuesday 13 December
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.
Wednesday 14 December
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Sunday.