No warnings for Queensland
Forecast issued at 4:37 am EST on Friday 28 August 2015.
A surface trough extending from the northwest of the state to the southeast is expected to remain slow moving over the next few days. A band of cloud, rain areas and isolated thunderstorms over the southeastern corner of the state is expected to weaken during Friday morning, with a second band of cloud, rain areas and isolated storms expected to develop over the southeast on Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Early patchy rain areas about the far southeast of the state should clear offshore to the east during the morning. A slight to medium chance of showers about the Wide Bay, Capricornia and southern Central Coast districts. A slight to medium chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms through the central interior of Queensland. The slight chance of a shower and a possible thunderstorm in the the far northwest during the day. A slight chance of light showers over the far northeast of the Peninsula district. Moderate southwest to southeasterly winds with northeast sea breezes about the east coast.
Saturday 29 August
Rain areas are expected to develop through the Central Highlands and Coalfields and the southeast corner of the state during the day as a new upper trough moves east across the state. The slight to medium chance of showers and storms elsewhere over northeast of the state south of the tropics, with the slight chance of a shower on the tropical east coast due to a moist onshore flow. Fine and sunny conditions in far western and southwestern districts.
Sunday 30 August
A high to the south of Tasmania should extend a ridge into western Queensland with dry air extending across southern and western areas with fine and mostly sunny conditions expected. The upper trough is likely to move across the east of the state with a slight to medium chance of early rain areas over southeastern districts, and with showers and possible storms in the far east of the state north of about Bundaberg during the afternoon.
Monday 31 August
A weak ridge should develop over much of the state on Monday with dry air extending to most areas. Fine and mostly sunny conditions are expected for most areas with only a slight chance of showers about the central east coast in the weak onshore flow.
Tuesday until Thursday
Much of the state should be fine and mostly sunny on Tuesday, although an upper trough should approach the far southwest of the state late in the day with cloud increasing. The upper trough should intensify during Wednesday and move eastwards across south of the state before moving into the northern Tasman Sea on Thursday. A band of cloud, showers and storms is likely to move east across the south of the state during Wednesday before clearing off the southeast coast early on Thursday. A much cooler airmass will then spread to much of the state on Thursday with most of the state becoming fine. Western and northern areas of the state should remain fine and mostly sunny through the outlook period.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Friday.