Forecast updated at 6:35 am EST on Friday 1 August 2014.
A surface trough over southwestern Queensland will move north and eastwards across the state today, moving off the southeast coast of Queensland late on Friday. A strong high pressure system over southern Western Australia will move slowly eastwards over southern Australia during the weekend, extending a firm ridge into Queensland in the wake of the trough.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Mostly sunny. The chance of isolated light showers north of Lockhart River. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]
Saturday 2 August
The chance of light showers north of Weipa in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.
Sunday 3 August
Mostly sunny. Winds easterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.
Monday 4 August
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers in the east. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 33.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Friday.