Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Sunday 26 October 2014.
A weak ridge of high pressure lies along the east coast. A surface trough will move eastwards across southern Queensland during Monday and Tuesday. Hot, and at times gusty northwest winds over southern Queensland ahead of the surface trough.
Forecast for the rest of Sunday
Showers and storms over the southern districts and the Central Highlands, extending across to the southeast coast during the evening. Fine and clear elsewhere. Mainly light to moderate southeast to northeast winds over the eastern and northern districts, light to moderate westerly winds over the southern interior.
Monday 27 October
Hot with elevated fire danger over the southern interior and the southeast. Showers and storms are possible in a broad band from the Central West down to the state's southeast. Fine and sunny over the rest of the state. Moderate to fresh northwest to southwest winds across the southern districts and the central west. Light to moderate southeast to northeast winds elsewhere.
Fire Danger - Extreme to severe over large parts of the southern interior. Severe over the southeast and the northern interior. High to very high elsewhere.
Tuesday 28 October
The surface trough should extend from the northwest of the state down to the southeast. Hot with elevated fire danger ahead of the trough. Milder, but still above average temperatures behind the trough over the southern interior. Some showers and storms ahead of the trough in a broad band from the northwest down to the southeast of the state. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere.
Wednesday 29 October
The surface trough should shift northwards, producing a band of showers and storms from the Gulf Country down to the Capricornia and Wide Bay coasts. Warm to hot over the southeast and the central interior.
Thursday 30 October
The surface trough should drift southwards to lie from the northern interior down to the southeast of the state and should produce an associated band of showers and storms stretching from the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders down to the Southeast Coast district. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere.
Friday until Sunday
Showers and storms should occur above the surface trough in a broad band stretching from the northwest of the state down to the southeast. Fine over most of the remainder of the state. The chance of some showers about the tropical east coast.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 am EST Monday.