Southeast Coast Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Sunday 21 April 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system will remain slow-moving over the Tasman Sea, maintaining the ridge along the Queensland east coast. An upper level trough and its associated cold front is expected to move eastwards through central Australia to reach far southwestern Queensland overnight tonight into Monday morning, and then move slowly eastwards across the south of the state. These features will lead to increasing instability and potential for showers and thunderstorms, and some patchy rain areas, over the southern inland early next week. By the middle of the week, the upper trough should be weakening as it moves off the east coast, but is still likely to produce an increase in shower activity about the east coast between about Mackay and Fraser Island. The upper pattern will become more benign from Thursday, with a few showers remaining along the coast, and mostly fine with just isolated afternoon showers across much of the inland. Easterly swells over southern coastal waters are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing through the long weekend before slowly abating.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Monday 22 April

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers near the coast, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to southeasterly early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.

Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:40am to 2:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible morning shower. Beaudesert 17 27
Shower or two. Brisbane 20 27
Partly cloudy. Gatton 17 27
Possible morning shower. Ipswich 17 27
Shower or two. Logan Central 18 27
Shower or two. Maroochydore 20 26
Shower or two. Redcliffe 20 26
Shower or two. Surfers Paradise 19 26

Tuesday 23 April

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the north, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to southeasterly in the morning then tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.

Wednesday 24 April

Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers in the north, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Thursday 25 April

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Monday.

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