Forecast issued at 5:01 am EST on Friday 29 August 2014.
A low pressure system lies off the eastern australian coast and is expected to move towards the New South Wales coast during today, and then move eastwards away from the coast from late Friday onwards. A slow moving high in the southern Tasman sea will maintain a ridge through western and northern Queensland through the remainder of this week.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Mostly sunny. The chance of light showers about Fraser Island in the morning and afternoon. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 9:00 am to 2:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]
Saturday 30 August
Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Sunday 31 August
Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 20s.
Monday 1 September
Sunny. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Friday.