Forecast updated at 7:48 pm EST on Friday 30 September 2016.
A complex low over southeastern Australia will shift further southwards during the weekend while weakening. A weak high pressure system will drift eastwards over Queensland during Saturday, maintaining fine and dry conditions over much of the state. A new trough system will approach southwestern Queensland on Sunday and should then move rapidly east over the state during Monday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Clear. Winds gusty westerly 25 to 45 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Saturday 1 October
Sunny. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.
Fire Danger - High
Sun protection 8:20am to 3:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Sunday 2 October
Sunny. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Monday 3 October
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers or rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning westerly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Tuesday 4 October
The chance of a thunderstorm along the coastal fringe in the morning. Sunny day. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Saturday.