Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Wednesday 3 September 2014.
A large high over southeastern Australia extends a strong ridge into western Queensland. The high will remain near stationary during the forecast period but will gradually weaken during Thursday and Friday as the high weakens. Cool south to southwesterly winds will extend across the state during today.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Fine and clear. Moderate to fresh south to southwest winds.
Thursday 4 September
Fine, dry and mostly sunny across the state. Widespread early frost through the southern, central and southeast interior. A large south to southeasterly swell in exposed waters off the southeast coast.
Friday 5 September
The high over Victoria should keep much of Queensland fine and sunny, although an upper trough may produce isolated showers about the Southern Border Ranges and Granite Belt. Early frost over the southern, central and southeast inland. Swells easing over far southern waters as the low in the Tasman Sea moves to the east.
Saturday 6 September
The high should remain over Victoria, maintaining fine and mostly sunny conditions across Queensland except for the chance of some isolated showers about the Southern Border Ranges and Granite Belt. Early frosts are possible about the Granite Belt.
Sunday 7 September
The high should move slowly eastwards through the Tasman Sea, while an upper trough strengthens over Queensland's interior, generating showers and possibly thunderstorms over the central and eastern interior districts. Isolated showers about the state's far east in an onshore flow.
Monday until Wednesday
The upper trough should remain over Queensland's interior early in the new week, maintaining showers and possible thunderstorms over the southern and central interior on Monday, before contracting off the east coast during Tuesday. Fine and mostly sunny across the state from Tuesday onwards except for some isolated showers about the east coast as a weak ridge pushes some light to moderate winds ashore.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 am EST Thursday.