Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 28 September 2016.
A weak ridge of high pressure extends across the south of Queensland, and along the northern tropical coast. A weak upper trough and associated patchy cloud band lies over central western Queensland. A more significant upper trough and strong cold front will begin to impact southwestern Queensland late today, before sweeping eastwards across the state on Thursday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Sunny. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
Sun protection 8:20am to 3:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]
Thursday 29 September
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of patchy rain tending to showers. The chance of a gusty thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 35 km/h before shifting westerly 20 to 30 km/h in the late morning and early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 22.
Friday 30 September
Mostly sunny. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming westerly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 21.
Saturday 1 October
Sunny. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Wednesday.