Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Monday 22 September 2014.
A high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea will move slowly east during the next few days. The high extends a firm ridge along Queensland's east coast which will gradually weaken as the high moves away. An upper level disturbance over southwest Queensland will move gradually eastwards today and weaken rapidly overnight before clearing off the east coast on Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the south. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h.
Tuesday 23 September
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 30.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 8:40 am to 3:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Wednesday 24 September
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 31.
Thursday 25 September
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending east to northeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 33.
Friday 26 September
Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 34.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Tuesday.