Forecast issued at 5:01 am EST on Sunday 5 July 2015.
A high pressure system over southeastern Australia will shift slowly northwards during Sunday, maintaining a ridge into southern Queensland and along the east tropical coast. A new high pressure centre will develop across the south of the continent next week, extending a ridge into much of Queensland. Onshore winds will lead to some showers about the east coast, mostly in the tropics. The ridge will maintain a dry airmass through the interior throughout the forecast period, with cool mornings and some early frosts likely in the south of the state.
Forecast for the rest of Sunday
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the far north and east. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 32.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:30 am to 3:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Monday 6 July
Partly cloudy. The chance of fog in the early morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the far north and east. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.
Tuesday 7 July
Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower north of Weipa in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Wednesday 8 July
Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Sunday.