Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 7 December 2016.
A slow-moving high pressure system east of New Zealand extends a ridge along the east coast of Queensland. A surface trough over the interior will move gradually north and eastwards today, entering far southeast Queensland today before weakening on Thursday. A new surface trough then enters the southwest of the state on Thursday evening. A hot airmass will persist east of the trough today, however temperates will become cooler than normal over much of central and southern Queensland by Friday as a cooler southerly change moves into the state.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely from late this morning. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 29 to 35.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
Sun protection 7:30am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]
Thursday 8 December
Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
Friday 9 December
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Saturday 10 December
Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the morning. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Wednesday.