Forecast issued at 4:32 am EST on Tuesday 23 September 2014.
A high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea will move slowly east during the next few days. The high extends a firm ridge along Queensland's east coast which will gradually weaken as the high moves away. An upper level disturbance over eastern Queensland will continue to weaken as it moves off the coast. The next upper trough will enter southwestern Queensland on Wednesday, and shift eastwards through southern Queensland on Thursday.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Isolated to scattered showers along parts of the eastern coast, extending inland to the central interior and southwest during the day. Possible isolated thunderstorms in the far southwest late in the day. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere. Light to moderate southeast to northeasterly winds.
Wednesday 24 September
The high in the Tasman Sea should push some showers across Queensland's far eastern districts, while an approaching upper level trough is expected to produce scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms over the southern interior. Fine and mostly sunny over the remainder of the state.
Thursday 25 September
The ridge should weaken along the east coast leaving the eastern tropics mostly fine with only possible morning showers about the exposed coast. Fine and mostly sunny also over the northern and western interior, though the western Cape York Peninsula may see an afternoon shower. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms over the southern interior and southeast districts as the upper trough moves over the region.
Friday 26 September
The upper level trough should move off the southeast coast early in the day, with the next upper trough starting to push northwards towards southeast Queensland. Isolated showers and possible thunderstorms are expected through east districts in the central and southern parts. A high should drift over Victoria, leaving the rest of Queensland fine and mostly sunny.
Saturday until Monday
A broad upper trough will move across southern Queensland during Saturday increasing the likelihood of showers and possibly even storms in the southeast. As the upper trough moves east, a high over southern Australia will move into the Tasman Sea and direct a moist onshore flow and showers along parts of the eastern coast from Sunday. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere in the state.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Tuesday.