No warnings for Queensland
Forecast issued at 4:41 am EST on Friday 27 March 2015.
A near stationary surface trough extends from the Gulf Country to the southeast interior, and an upper level trough will weaken as it moves across southeast Queensland today. A high south of the continent will push a southerly change across southeast Queensland tomorrow. The high will then develop a ridge along the east coast over the weekend.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Showers and storms in a band from the Gulf Country to the southeast interior. Showers becoming more likely along most of the tropical east coast. Fine and mild through the southern interior. Moderate to fresh south to southeasterly winds over the west, mostly light southeast to northeasterly winds elsewhere.
Fire Danger - Very High over the western Darling Downs and Northwest district.
Saturday 28 March
The high over southeastern Australia should shift slowly eastwards while pushing an onshore flow and showers across the tropical east coast. Showers and storms along the surface trough in a band from the Gulf Country down to the Wide Bay and Burnett region. Fine and mild over the southern interior.
Sunday 29 March
The high should shift slowly eastwards into the Tasman Sea while weakening, but will nonetheless still push an onshore flow and showers across Queensland's east coast. The surface trough should drift further inland, producing a band of showers and thunderstorms from the northwest of the state into the southeast interior. Showers and storms also likely over Cape York Peninsula.
Monday 30 March
The high should shift slowly eastwards across the Tasman Sea, and it will still push some showers onto Queensland's tropical east coast. An upper level trough may shift into southern Queensland, while the surface drifts further inland, producing a band of showers and thunderstorms from the northwest of the state down to the southeast interior. Showers and storms likely over Cape York Peninsula.
Tuesday until Thursday
The high should strengthen over the Tasman Sea, and causing the onshore flow and shower activity to increase about Queensland's east coast. An upper level trough may stall over Queensland's southeast or central coast region, and may enhance the shower activity about the central or southeast coast, though it is too early to be confident of this possibility. The band of showers and storms should persist over the interior during Tuesday, before clearing from mid week as air over inland parts dries and the surface trough weakens. Showers and storms still likely over Cape York Peninsula.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Friday.