Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EST on Wednesday 1 October 2014.
A surface trough in far southern Queensland will move north towards the Capricornia coast by tomorrow before weakening. In the wake of the trough a high pressure system should drift eastwards across southeast Australia, pushing fresh and gusty southeast winds across Queensland's western districts.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Fine and mostly clear throughout most of the state. A possible shower about the northern tropical coast and parts of the southeast coast. Mostly moderate northeast to northwesterly winds across the state, fresh at times about the southeast coast ahead of a fresh to strong southeast change. Moderate to fresh southeast to southwest winds about the southern interior and western districts.
Thursday 2 October
There is a slight risk of showers or thunderstorms over parts of the central interior during the afternoon. Isolated showers are also possible over the northeast coast and near the surface trough in the Capricornia. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere. Light to moderate east to southeast winds, fresh at times about parts of the east coast.
Fire Danger - Very high about parts of the central and northern interior.
Friday 3 October
The high will remain slow moving over Victoria and western Tasman Sea and the onshore winds will push some isolated showers onto parts of Queensland's east coast. A weak upper trough is likely to move into the west of the state and may interact with some moisture over the central interior to produce some isolated showers and the possible thunderstorms. The remainder of the state should remain fine and sunny.
Saturday 4 October
A weak onshore flow should continue to push isolated showers onto parts of Queensland's east coast. The new upper level trough may spread some isolated showers and thunderstorms across the southern interior. The remainder of the state should remain fine and mostly sunny.
Sunday 5 October
The upper level trough should move over the southeast of the state with the chance of some isolated showers over the region and southern interior. The high in the Tasman Sea will continue to direct a onshore flow and isolated showers along the east coast. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere in the state.
Monday until Wednesday
A ridge of high pressure should persist over the east coast early in the new week, keeping most of the state fine, warm and mostly sunny except for the chance of some isolated showers about the east coast.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 am EST Thursday.