Queensland Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EST on Friday 25 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A high over the northern Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the Queensland east coast. The high will move slowly eastwards over the next few days before starting to weaken. A trough over southwestern Queensland will move eastwards during Saturday and off the southeast coast early on Sunday. Another high will develop over central New South Wales in its wake.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Isolated showers and thunderstorms over the southern inland. Isolated showers about parts of the east coast, more likely about the coast and ranges between Cairns and Ingham. Possible showers over the central west and eastern tropical inland. Light to moderate southeast to northeasterly winds over the tropics, tending moderate to fresh northeast to northwesterly over the south, and moderate southwesterly over the far southwest.

Saturday 26 July

Isolated showers and thunderstorms over the southern inland, and extending to the southeast parts during the day. Isolated showers over eastern districts. Early morning fog areas in eastern districts. Light to moderate southeast to northeasterly winds over the tropics, tending moderate to fresh northeast to northwesterly over the south, and moderate southwesterly over the far southwest.

Sunday 27 July

The surface trough should move off the southeast Queensland coast early in the morning with the new high extending a firm ridge into northeastern Queensland in the wake of the trough. This should cause isolated showers about the east tropical coast in an onshore wind flow but bring more stable conditions throughout the rest of the state. Isolated areas of frost possible about the southern interior.

Monday 28 July

A high will move northeastwards from central New South Wales, over southeast Queensland and into the southern Coral Sea, maintaining a ridge along the tropical east coast. A few showers should continue in the onshore flow about the tropical east coast. Mostly sunny and warmer than normal conditions will continue throughout most of the state under a stable air mass. Areas of morning frost over the southern interior.

Tuesday 29 July

The high will move slowly eastwards while weakening, maintaining a ridge through southern Queensland along the tropical coast. A few showers should continue in the onshore flow about the tropical east coast. Mostly sunny and warmer than normal conditions will continue throughout most of the state under a stable air mass. Areas of morning frost over the southern interior.

Wednesday until Friday

The high will move slowly eastwards towards New Zealand, with the ridge weakening but persisting along the tropical east coast of Queensland. A cold front will move eastwards across southern Australia, and is likely to enter into southwestern Queensland late in the period, however a very dry airmass in place ahead of this feature will rule out any significant chance of rainfall.

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

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