Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 31 July 2015.
A high in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge across Queensland. The ridge will gradually relax as the high weakens and contracts further east. A trough will enter the far southwest of the state during Sunday and move quickly across the state, contracting off the southern and central coasts late on Monday. Warm conditions will extend through the interior and southeast districts in a northwest to northeasterly wind flow ahead of the trough, with cooler southerly winds extending into the interior of the state in the wake of the trough.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the east, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds easterly 25 to 35 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 32.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]
Saturday 1 August
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower north of Weipa and about the east coast in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.
Sunday 2 August
Partly cloudy. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.
Monday 3 August
Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Friday.