Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Sunday 22 January 2017.
A coastal trough and a cooler, drier southeasterly wind change lies over the southern Capricornia coasts and will move into the Central Coast waters on Monday while weakening. A high will shift east over the Tasman Sea over the next few days, extending a ridge northwards along the east Queensland coast. An inland trough extends over the southern interior of the state and should shift a little further westwards during today and Monday. A monsoon burst will likely extend through very far northern Queensland over the next couple of days before most likely focusing further westwards into the Top End with a low pressure system from about Tuesday or Wednesday. Temperatures will increase again through the southern half of the state mid week ahead of a new trough shifting east over the interior.
Forecast for the rest of Sunday
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the north, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north this morning. Possible heavy falls near the coast early this morning. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
Sun protection 8:00am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]
Monday 23 January
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.
Tuesday 24 January
Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
Wednesday 25 January
Sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Sunday.