Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Wednesday 5 August 2015.
A high to the southwest of Australia will move slowly eastwards over the next few days, maintaining a firm ridge across Queensland. Cool, dry air is expected to remain across most of the state during the forecast period.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Dry, cool and clear across most of Queensland. Only a slight to moderate chance of showers about the northeast coast and northern Peninsula. Moderate to fresh southwest to southeasterly winds.
Thursday 6 August
Dry, cool and sunny across most of Queensland, just the slight to moderate chance of showers about the east coast of Cape York Peninsula. Widespread early frost over the central and southeastern interior, possibly reaching up into the northeastern interior. Moderate to fresh south to southeasterly winds, gusty at times in the northwest during the morning. Winds tending moderate to fresh south to southwesterly in southeast parts.
Fire Danger - Very High Fire Dangers are expected in northwest parts of the state.
Friday 7 August
The high is expected to settle over southeast Australia, maintaining dry and sunny conditions across most of Queensland. The slight chance of showers near the southeast coast and about the east coast of Cape York Peninsula. Widespread early frost areas over the central and southeastern interior, possibly reaching up into the northeastern interior.
Saturday 8 August
The high remains over southeast Australia, extending a ridge of high pressure over Queensland. Dry and sunny conditions across are expected over most of Queensland, with just the slight chance of showers about the central coast and east coast of Cape York Peninsula. Widespread early frosts once again about the southeastern and central interior.
Sunday 9 August
A weak ridge of high pressure is expected to remain over Queensland, maintaining dry and sunny conditions across most of the state. The slight chance of showers about the east coastal fringe, increasing to slight to moderate chance about the east coast north of about Townsville. Early frosts about the southeastern and central interior.
Monday until Wednesday
A new high developing southwest of Western Australia will extend a firm ridge of high pressure into Queensland during the outlook period, with drier and cooler air returning to much of the state from Monday. A slight chance of showers will remain in the very far northeast coast in an onshore flow.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 am EST Thursday.