Forecast issued at 4:32 pm EST on Saturday 23 May 2015.
A strong high pressure system will remain over southeastern Australia for the next few days, maintaining a firm ridge of high pressure up Queensland's east coast. The ridge and high should start to weaken during the middle of the week, and a new high pressure system will push into the Great Australian Bight late next week.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Fine and clear across most of the state. Just the slight chance of a shower near parts of the east coast. Moderate to fresh south to southeasterly winds.
Sunday 24 May
Fine and sunny across most of the state though there's the slight to medium chance of showers about the far east of the state, mainly near the coast. Some early light frost on the Granite Belt and near the Carnarvon Ranges.
Monday 25 May
The high will remain near the New South Wales coast, and an associated onshore flow should result in a medium chance of showers across Queensland's east coast, with a slight chance extending to the nearby interior. Fine and mostly sunny over the remainder of the state. Some early light frost is possible on the Granite Belt.
Tuesday 26 May
The high and ridge should weaken slightly, but will nonetheless continue to push on onshore flow with a slight to medium chance of showers over Queensland's eastern districts. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere.
Wednesday 27 May
The high will move eastwards across the Tasman Sea while weakening, but enough of an onshore flow should remain to produce some showers across Queensland's eastern districts, more likely near the North Tropical Coast. Fine and sunny conditions over the interior.
Thursday until Saturday
The high will move across New Zealand late in the week, causing the onshore flow and showers to ease about Queensland's southeast coast, through the slight to moderate chance of showers should persist about the tropical east coast. Some high cloud and patchy light rain may develop through the far southwest of the state due to the passage of a series of weak upper level troughs. Fine and sunny over the remainder of the state.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 am EST Sunday.