Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 27 August 2016.
An upper level trough over southeast Queensland will move off the coast during today. A relatively dry airmass has become established through much of the state as a ridge extends eastwards across Queensland from a high over New South Wales, and this dry air will remain in place over the weekend. Another upper level trough is expected to approach the southwest of the state during Tuesday, extending a cloud band into western parts of Queensland.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Sunny. Areas of morning frost. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the Granite Belt in the afternoon. Light winds becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 18.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
Sun protection 9:20am to 2:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]
Sunday 28 August
Sunny. Areas of morning frost. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 2 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.
Monday 29 August
Sunny. Areas of morning frost in the southeast. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the afternoon then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Tuesday 30 August
Mostly sunny. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Saturday.