Queensland Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Sunday 24 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A high over the southern Indian Ocean extends a ridge of high pressure into western Queensland with fine and mostly sunny conditions through much of the state. The high will move slowly eastwards over southern Australia through next week, maintaining the ridge and mostly fine conditions across the state. Temperatures will be close to average for July with frosts likely to return to parts of the southern interior over the next few mornings.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Fine and clear across most of Queensland, although some high cloud will stream across the southern parts of the state. Light to moderate west to southwesterly winds over the south, tending moderate south to southeasterly over the remainder of the state.

Monday 25 July

Fine and mostly sunny conditions across large parts of the state although some patchy high cloud will extend across southern parts of the state. The slight chance of showers about the far northeast tropical coast. Some morning fog patches about the Capricornia, Central Coast and parts of the northeast interior. Early light frosts are possible about the Granite Belt. Light to moderate west to southwesterly winds over the south, tending moderate south to southeasterly over the remainder of the state fresh at times in the northwest.

Tuesday 26 July

The high pressure system will move eastwards across southern Australia, strengthening the ridge across Queensland. Most of the state will remain fine and mostly sunny, although some high cloud will move across southern and central districts due to a weak upper trough. Onshore winds will freshen along the northern tropical coast with a slight to medium chance of showers. Early frosts are possible about parts of the southern interior.

Wednesday 27 July

The high pressure system will remain slow-moving over southern Australia, maintaining the firm ridge across the state. Much of Queensland will remain fine and mostly sunny although some high cloud will persist central districts as the upper trough moves further north across the state. Fresh southeasterly winds will lead to a medium chance of showers about the northeast tropical coast. Some light early frost is possible about the Granite Belt and the southern central interior.

Thursday 28 July

The high pressure system will shift slowly eastwards into southeastern Australia, whilst the upper trough moves northeastwards across the state. Dry air will persist at the surface over most of the state with fine and mostly sunny conditions for large parts of the Queensland. A slight to medium chance of showers along the north eastern tropics in the fresh onshore flow. Early frosts are likely about parts of the southern and central interior.

Friday until Sunday

The high pressure system will continue to move slowly eastwards across southeastern Australia, whilst the upper trough weakens and moves eastwards into the Coral Sea early in the outlook period. Fine and mostly sunny conditions will continue across most of the state with only a slight to medium chance of showers along the north eastern tropical coast. Early frosts are likely to continue about parts of the southern and central interior.

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

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