Forecast issued at 4:36 am EST on Thursday 7 May 2015.
A ridge of high pressure extends from a high lying over southern Australia to southeast Queensland. A weak surface trough over far southern waters will move northwards over coming days, increasing the chance of showers about parts of the east coast.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Fine and sunny conditions across Queensland except for the slight chance of some showers about parts of the east coast, increasing to a slight to medium chance of showers about the far southeastern coast. Light to moderate southwest to southeasterly winds.
Fire Danger - Very high in the Northwest and Gulf Country districts.
Friday 8 May
A ridge over southern Australia will weaken as a high over the Southern Ocean starts to move slowly east, but most of Queensland will remain fine and sunny. A slight to medium chance of a shower over parts of the east coast, mostly during the morning. Some early frost patches are possible about the far southern Darling Downs and Granite Belt district.
Saturday 9 May
The high over the Southern Ocean will extend a firm ridge into Queensland, maintaining fine and sunny conditions for most of the state. Conditions will dry further over the southeastern corner with a sunny day expected and some early frosts likely about the Maranoa and southeastern interior. A slight to medium chance of showers about the east coast north of Gladstone in an onshore wind flow.
Sunday 10 May
The high will drift eastwards towards the Great Australian Bight, maintaining a flow of dry air across Queensland. Just the slight chance of a shower about the northern tropics. Areas of morning frost about the southern and southeast inland.
Monday until Wednesday
The high will drift gradually eastwards across the Great Australian Bight, maintaining fine and sunny conditions across most of Queensland. The slight chance of some showers about parts of the east coast Monday, becoming more likely later in the week. Frosts becoming less likely and widespread over the southern and southeast interior from Monday.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Thursday.