Southeast Coast Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast updated at 5:51 pm EST on Sunday 20 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A large high pressure over southeastern Australia extends a firm ridge into Queensland. The high will weaken while shifting northeast, most likely moving into the northern Tasman Sea by late Monday. A dry air mass will result in extensive early frosts over the central and southern inland on Monday morning. A long period, south to southeasterly swell extends into southern Queensland waters and will persist into Monday morning before abating from Monday afternoon. An upper trough and an associated cloud band will shift east over the south of the state on Monday, generating some patchy light rain and possible isolated storms with its passage, more likely nearer to the New South Wales border, before clearing the southern coast early Tuesday. A ridge will then extend into western Queensland from Tuesday whilst a slow moving, weak surface trough will extend from the central interior into the southeast inland. A new high pressure system will most likely develop over southeastern Australia late in the week, with winds then gradually tending more onshore about the east Queensland coast.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Clear. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and could be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing and swimming, particularly about exposed southern facing beaches.

Monday 21 August

Partly cloudy. Morning frost inland. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or patchy light rain developing, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the evening. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Surf conditions in the morning may be more powerful than they appear and could be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing and swimming.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 9:20am to 2:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Early frost. Possible shower. Beaudesert 2 23
Possible late shower. Brisbane 7 23
Morning frost. Partly cloudy. Gatton 1 24
Morning frost. Partly cloudy. Ipswich 0 24
Possible late shower. Logan Central 6 23
Possible shower developing. Maroochydore 7 22
Possible shower developing. Redcliffe 8 21
Possible shower developing. Surfers Paradise 8 22

Tuesday 22 August

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the late morning and afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Wednesday 23 August

Sunny. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Thursday 24 August

Mostly sunny morning. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

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

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