Forecast issued at 4:16 pm EST on Friday 29 August 2014.
A low pressure system lies in the Tasman Sea offshore of the New South Wales coast. It is expected to weaken and shift slowly east southeast through the Tasman Sea during the forecast period. A high over southeastern Australia extends a firm ridge along the east Queensland coast. The high will weaken and shift east northeast towards the Tasman Sea during the forecast period, gradually relaxing the ridge. A vigorous surface trough will enter far southwestern Queensland on Monday, with warm northwesterly winds spreading through districts to its east.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Clear. Light winds.
Saturday 30 August
Areas of morning frost in the east. Sunny day. The chance of showers in the southeast during the evening. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 9:10 am to 2:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]
Sunday 31 August
Sunny. Patches of light frost in the north early in the morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Monday 1 September
A little early frost patches then fine and sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.
Tuesday 2 September
Mostly sunny. Winds north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h shifting southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Saturday.