Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland
Queensland State Forecast
Issued at 2:45 pm EST on Saturday 25 May 2013
Warning Summary at issue time
The Gale Warning for coastal waters between Double Island Point and Point Danger has been cancelled. A Strong Wind Warning is current for east coast waters north of Cairns and south of Yeppoon, including Hervey Bay. A Strong Wind warning has been issued for tomorrow for remaining east coast waters. A Strong Wind Warning has been issued for northeast Gulf of Carpentaria Waters, north of Crab Island, for Sunday.
A complex low pressure system over the northern Tasman Sea will continue to the southeast and weaken during the remainder of Saturday. Large south to southeasterly waves and rough surf are expected to affect coastal waters south of Sandy Cape during the remainder of the weekend. A high [1032 hPa] over the Great Australian Bight will move slowly east during the next few days, extending a strengthening ridge over much of Queensland.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Isolated showers about northern Cape York Peninsula. Isolated showers about the exposed coast in the far south. Fine and clear over the interior of the state. Fresh to strong and gusty SW to SE winds over the southeast. Mostly moderate to fresh and gusty SW to SE winds over the remainder of the state. Rough surf conditions along the coast south of Sandy Cape.
Forecast for Sunday
Fine and mostly sunny over much of the state with only isolated showers about the exposed parts of the east coast. Cool to cold conditions are expected with local frost areas about the Atherton Tablelands and parts of the southeast interior. Moderate S to SE winds for most of the state, fresh to strong winds along the east coast. Rough surf conditions will persist along the coast south of Sandy Cape.
Forecast for Monday
The large high pressure system will remain slow moving over Tasmania and will maintain the south to southeasterly airstream across the state. Isolated showers are expected about the east coast in the onshore southeasterly flow and will likely tend scattered about coastal parts of the North Topical Coast. The interior of the state will remain fine due to the influence of the high pressure system. A cool to cold morning is again expected over the interior with frost areas through the southeast interior. Strong winds and rough surf conditions are expected to have eased along the southern Queensland coast.
Forecast for Tuesday
The large high pressure system is forecast to move into the Tasman Sea and will maintain south to southeasterly winds across the state. Isolated showers are expected about the east coast in the onshore southeasterly flow, scattered about the north tropical and central coasts, with isolated showers developing over the eastern interior during the day. The remainder of the state will remain fine and mostly sunny under the influence of the high pressure system, apart from isolated showers over the northwest Gulf Country. A cool morning is again expected over the southern interior with local early frost areas about the southern and southeast interior.
Forecast for Wednesday
The high pressure system will continue to move eastwards across the Tasman Sea. Winds will tend more E to SE across most of the state with moisture extending further west into the interior of the state. Isolated to scattered showers will persist about the east coast in the fresh to strong onshore flow, with isolated showers extending further inland into the southern tropical interior, central and southern interior. Western areas should remain fine and mostly sunny. Minimum temperatures should return to average for the time of year.
Outlook for Thursday, Friday and Saturday
The large high pressure system will slowly drift towards the east over the outlook period with fresh to strong E to SE winds persisting about the east coast. Isolated to scattered showers will therefore persist about the east coast and adjacent eastern districts. A weak upper trough moving across the state during Thursday may produce some patchy light rain the far southwest. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Sunday.