Forecast updated at 6:37 am EST on Friday 1 August 2014.
A surface trough over southwestern Queensland will move north and eastwards across the state today, moving off the southeast coast of Queensland late on Friday. A strong high pressure system over southern Western Australia will move slowly eastwards over southern Australia during the weekend, extending a firm ridge into Queensland in the wake of the trough.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Mostly sunny. The chance of light showers about Fraser Island this morning. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 9:40 am to 2:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]
Saturday 2 August
Sunny. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming southerly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.
Sunday 3 August
Mostly sunny morning. Areas of morning frost inland. Isolated showers near the coast in the afternoon and evening. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 8 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 22.
Monday 4 August
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Friday.