Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EST on Monday 22 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 southwest Queensland will move gradually eastwards today and weaken rapidly overnight before clearing off the east coast on Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Scattered showers, thunderstorms and rain areas over Queensland's southeast tropics, central coast, and central and southern interior with moderate to locally heavy falls about the Central Highlands and Coalfields and northern Maranoa districts. More isolated showers and thunderstorms over the western interior. Isolated showers about the state's far southeast and about the northeast coast. Fine and mostly clear over the far north and west. Light to moderate southeast to northeast winds over most of the state.
Tuesday 23 September
Isolated to scattered showers along parts of the eastern coast, extending inland to the central interior and southwest during the day. Otherwise fine and mostly sunny elsewhere in the state with light to moderate southeast to northeast 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 may produce some isolated showers and storms 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 fine and mostly sunny. Fine and mostly sunny also over the northern and western interior. Scattered showers and isolated storms 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, though there may be some lingering showers in the southeast. 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 am EST Tuesday.