Forecast issued at 5:01 am EST on Saturday 23 August 2014.
A large high over the southern Tasman Sea will move slowly to the east over the next few days and strengthen, extending a firm ridge through most of Queensland. A slow moving surface trough lies off the coast of southeast Queensland. An upper trough over the southeast interior of Queensland is expected to contract off the southeast coast during today, whilst another more significant upper trough is likely to develop over Queensland early next week.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Partly cloudy. The chance of showers north of Weipa early this morning. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 28 to 34.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Sunday 24 August
Partly cloudy. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.
Monday 25 August
Mostly sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Tuesday 26 August
Mostly sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Saturday.