Gold and Sunshine coasts
“It’s a wonderful begin to the varsity holidays. The daytime temperatures will likely be a stunning low-20s throughout the board,” she stated. “So you’ll get 22 to 23 levels round each of the coasts, and Brisbane as properly.”
The Sunshine Coast will see some cloud cowl late on Saturday afternoon.
“It’s because we’ve a high-pressure system that strikes into the Tasman Sea and we begin to get some good southerly flows,” she stated.
“However it isn’t till late, so in the course of the day it is going to be positive. It’s largely within the night hours.”
Bay islands and the coastal fringe
Showers will start on the coastal fringe on Sunday.
“This can have an effect on the islands – Fraser, Straddy and Moreton, and the Sunny Coast,” Ms Pattie stated. “However even across the Gold Coast, we are going to begin to see some showers about.”
Brisbane can even see a number of small showers on Sunday, nevertheless there will likely be little or no rainfall, regardless of the cloud cowl.
“On Sunday you would possibly get 1mm or 2mm, however on the Sunny Coast, you’re a little bit extra more likely to see some rain.
“Once more, it is going to be late and it is going to be possibly 5mm or 8mm in a gauge on Sunday.”
There’ll nonetheless be some showers round, however they may ease.
“If you’re heading out to Straddy or any of the islands, you would possibly see a number of showers, however you received’t see an excessive amount of.”
The temperature will enhance as the vacations transfer into subsequent week.
“We now have seen some freezing mornings during the last short time however they may heat up due to the additional moisture,” Ms Pattie stated.
“Sunday morning whenever you get up it is going to be much more nice.”
Temperatures will likely be 11 or 12 levels round Better Brisbane and related on the Gold and Sunshine coasts.
“However definitely it is going to be rather a lot hotter than we’ve seen within the final couple of days,” she stated.
Central Queensland and Whitsundays
“At the moment is a stunning day across the Central Coast – the waters round Central Queensland are wonderful,” she stated.
“The winds are a pleasant south-easterly, however they’re solely reasonable, so it is rather good out on the water.”
On Sunday the onshore winds will rise and showers will enhance in north Queensland between Cairns and Cardwell.
“They may lengthen into Atherton Tablelands as properly,” Ms Pattie stated.
Right here showers will proceed proper by the week.
Toowoomba and the Darling Downs
There will likely be some frosts out in the direction of Oakey on the Darling Downs and in the direction of Applethorpe and Stanthorpe.
“That may contract again to the Granite Belt on Sunday, and aside from that, there is no such thing as a rain on the horizon for them.
“It could be a level or two colder in the course of the day, however there’s nothing uncommon there,” she stated.
Australia-wide the Bureau of Meteorology predicts a wetter-than-normal winter.
The bureau’s supervisor of long-range forecasts, Dr Andrew Watkins, stated most of Australia confirmed a 70 per cent likelihood of extra winter rain this 12 months.
“Ocean temperatures within the jap Indian Ocean are at the moment hotter than regular, and our fashions are predicting they may heat additional all through the winter months,” Dr Watkins stated.
“We final noticed this occur in 2016, when a robust destructive Indian Ocean dipole fashioned to the west of Australia. This was the final time we noticed tropical moisture from the northern Indian Ocean ship good winter rainfall to giant elements of Australia.”
Tony Moore is a senior reporter on the Brisbane Occasions