Forecast issued at 4:16 pm EST on Friday 29 August 2014.
A low pressure system lies in the Tasman Sea offshore of the New South Wales coast. It is expected to weaken and shift slowly east southeast through the Tasman Sea during the forecast period. A high over southeastern Australia extends a firm ridge along the east Queensland coast. The high will weaken and shift east northeast towards the Tasman Sea during the forecast period, gradually relaxing the ridge. A vigorous surface trough will enter far southwestern Queensland on Monday, with warm northwesterly winds spreading through districts to its east.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Clear. Light winds.
Saturday 30 August
Sunny. Areas of frost in the south early in the morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 8:50 am to 2:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]
Sunday 31 August
Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to 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 4 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Tuesday 2 September
Mostly sunny. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Saturday.