Queensland Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Saturday 13 April 2024.

Weather Situation

A high moving east across southern Australia extends a ridge across most of the the state. The high will move into the Tasman Sea from Sunday and linger for the following few days, maintaining the ridge and onshore winds about the east coast. A weak trough in the northern Coral Sea may combine with this ridge to enhance showers activity along the northeast tropical coast though the early days of next week. Another weak trough will move across southern Queensland early next week, possibly strengthening over central and southern Queensland mid next week in response to an approaching upper trough from the west. This upper trough is likely to broadly increase rainfall about eastern districts from mid to late next week.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Isolated to scattered showers about the exposed east coast and the Cape York Peninsula. Showers tending widespread at times about the Wet Tropics. Mostly clear elsewhere. Light to moderate northeast to southeast winds, fresh at times about the exposed east coast north of Bundaberg.

Sunday 14 April

Isolated to scattered showers about the exposed east coast and over the Cape York Peninsula. Showers tending widespread at times about the Wet Tropics and east Peninsula coasts. The chance of a thunderstorm in the Torres Strait. Mostly sunny elsewhere. The chance of morning fog inland in the southeast. Light to moderate northeast to southeast winds, fresh at times about the exposed east coast north of Mackay. Minimum temperatures below average in the far west. Maximum temperature slightly above average in inland southern Queensland, near average.

Monday 15 April

Isolated to scattered showers about the exposed east coast and over the Cape York Peninsula. Showers tending widespread at times about the North Tropical Coast and eastern Peninsula. The chance of a thunderstorm about the Peninsula. Partly cloudy over inland southern Queensland, mostly sunny elsewhere. Fresh southeasterly winds about the tropical east coast north of Mackay. Temperatures near to slightly above average.

Tuesday 16 April

Isolated to scattered showers about the exposed east coast and over the Cape York Peninsula. Showers tending widespread at times about the North Tropical Coast and eastern Peninsula, with a risk of localised moderate rainfall amounts. The chance of a thunderstorm over the Cape York Peninsula. The chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm in the southern and southeastern interior. Mostly sunny in southwest, partly cloudy elsewhere. Fresh southeasterly winds about the tropical east coast north of Mackay. Maximum and minimum temperatures near or above average.

Wednesday 17 April

Mostly sunny in the far west and southwest, isolated to scattered showers elsewhere. Showers tending widespread at times about the North Tropical Coast and eastern Cape York Peninsula, where heavy rainfall may be possible depending on the movement and development of a coastal trough. The chance of a thunderstorm over the Cape York Peninsula and inland southeastern Queensland. Maximum and minimum temperatures near or above average.

Thursday until Saturday

Mostly sunny in the southwest, isolated to scattered showers elsewhere. Showers tending widespread at times about eastern parts, especially the North Tropical Coast and eastern Cape York Peninsula, where heavy rainfall may be possible depending on the movement and development of a coastal trough. The chance of a thunderstorm over the Cape York Peninsula and in central and southeastern Queensland. Showers tending more isolated over inland central and southern Queensland by the weekend. Maximum temperatures near average, tending below average across much of the state on Friday.

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

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