Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 24 May 2016.
An upper trough will approach northwest Queensland late today and move eastwards across the north of the state during Wednesday, maintaining instability across far northern areas. A high over southeast Australia will move slow eastwards during the remainder of today and Wednesday, extending dry air and a ridge into southern and central Queensland. A significant trough will move across the state on Friday with dry and cool west to southwesterly winds extending across most of the state in its wake.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Clear. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late evening.
Wednesday 25 May
Sunny. Areas of morning frost. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 9:50 am to 1:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]
Thursday 26 May
Sunny morning. Patches of light frost in the east in the early morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.
Friday 27 May
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southwesterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 23.
Saturday 28 May
Mostly sunny. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming westerly 25 to 35 km/h during the day then turning southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 22.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Wednesday.