Forecast issued at 5:01 am EST on Monday 9 December 2013.
A high [1019 hPa] off the northeast coast of New South Wales is maintaining a ridge along the east coast of Queensland. A broad upper level trough lies over Central Australia and is expected to extend across Queensland's interior by the middle of the week.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Isolated showers along the coastal fringe early this morning. Sunny afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 28 to 33.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 8:10 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]
Tuesday 10 December
Mostly sunny. Winds east to southeasterly and light. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.
Wednesday 11 December
Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.
Thursday 12 December
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Monday.