Queensland Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Friday 23 June 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure cell will extend over New South Wales, southeastern Queensland and into the southern Coral Sea during the next few days. A broad ridge of high pressure will then develop over southern Australia through next week. Moist onshore winds will combine with a weak upper trough to result in some showers persisting about the east tropical coast throughout the forecast period. Fine and mostly sunny conditions will extend over much of the remainder of the state through to early next week, with some early frost patches expected over the southern and central interior. Warmer than average daytime temperatures will extend through much of western, central and southern Queensland, particularly the interior. A series of weak upper troughs will extend some patchy cloud across the far south of the state next week.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Mostly cloudy with a medium to high chance of showers over the northeast tropical and central coasts and ranges, with the slight chance extending into the remaining northern and eastern tropics. The slight chance of a light shower over the Wide Bay, more likely over Fraser Island. Fine and clear elsewhere. Light winds across the south of the state. Moderate east to southeasterly winds elsewhere.

Saturday 24 June

The slight to medium chance of showers and some drizzle areas about the eastern tropics and central coast, increasing to a high to very high chance about the northeast tropical coast and ranges. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere. Early frosts through southern and central parts, though temperatures should then rise to be above the June average over much of the interior and southeast of the state through the day. Light winds across the south of the state. Moderate east to southeasterly winds elsewhere.

Sunday 25 June

A weak high pressure cell will persist over southeastern Queensland into the southern Coral Sea. Onshore winds will again lead to a slight to medium chance of showers and drizzle areas about the northern and eastern tropics, more likely over the Cassowary coast and ranges. The slight chance of light showers will persist over the central coast, mostly north of Mackay. Some patchy cloud will develop in the far southwest of the state though with no rainfall expected. The remainder of the state should be fine and mostly sunny. Early frosts will persist over the southern and central interior. Maximum temperatures will again rise to be well above the June average over much of the interior and southeast of the state.

Monday 26 June

A new, broad high pressure cell will develop across southern Australia. A broad upper trough will lead to some patchy high cloud extending into the south of the state with a slight chance of some light showers in the far southwest late in the day. Onshore winds will lead to a slight to medium chance of showers about the east coast north of St Lawrence, increasing to a medium to high chance with some drizzle areas about the northeast tropical coast. The remainder of the state should be fine and mostly sunny. Early frosts will remain possible over parts of the central and southern interior, though will likely be less extensive than previous mornings as moisture increases. Daytime temperatures will remain well above the June average over much western, central and southern Queensland, particularly the interior.

Tuesday 27 June

The broad high will remain in place over the south of the continent and will extend a ridge into the much of Queensland. Most of the state should remain fine and sunny with only a slight to medium chance of showers about the east, increasing to a medium to high chance about the North Tropical Coast. Some patchy high cloud will extend across the far south of the state due to a weak upper trough. Early frosts remain possible over some parts of the central and southern interior, most likely in frost prone areas in the Maranoa, southern Burnett and the Darling Downs and Granite Belt. Maximum temperatures should then remain several degrees above the June average over much of the state.

Wednesday until Friday

The broad high pressure cell will remain slow moving over southern Australia throughout the outlook period. A broad upper level trough will most likely extend into southern Queensland, generating some patchy mid to high level cloud over the southern interior. No significant rainfall is expected over the southern interior on Wednesday, but some showers may develop on Thursday if the upper trough intensifies slightly. The upper trough should may clear off the east coast during Friday with fine conditions extending across most of the state. However there is some uncertainty with the development of the upper trough at this stage. Some showers are likely to persist over the eastern tropics, mostly near the coast. Early frost patches will remain possible over the southern and central interior.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 am EST Saturday.

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