Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Monday 27 June 2016.
An upper trough will extend a rain band eastwards through southeast Queensland today before contracting off the southern coast this afternoon and evening. An associated surface trough extends over the eastern interior of the state and will shift east and shift off the east Queensland coast during this afternoon and evening. A high pressure system will then gradually extend a firm ridge and a dry, cold airmass into Queensland in the wake of the trough.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Cloudy and cold. High (80%) chance of rain areas, becoming less likely this afternoon. The slight chance of some sleet or light snow on the Granite Belt in the evening. Light winds becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures around 10.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 10:10 am to 1:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Tuesday 28 June
Partly cloudy. Patches of light morning frost in the southwest. Slight (20%) chance of a shower over the Granite Belt, near zero chance elsewhere. Very slight chance of sleet in the early morning over the Granite Belt. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 3 with daytime temperatures reaching around 13.
Wednesday 29 June
Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 1 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16.
Thursday 30 June
Sunny. Areas of morning frost. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending northwesterly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 1 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Monday.