There is an old saying that Queensland seems to get rain around Easter time, and historically thats been fairly true, however this year looks to be different with near perfect conditions State wide across the Easter long weekend.
On Saturday… South-East winds are forecast to stream along the entire Queensland Coast and feeding into the Monsoon Trough North of QLD. This should produce some weak instability across Cape York Peninsula which may lead to some very isolated thunderstorms during the evening and night. These onshore South-East winds should keep temperatures balmy along the Coast with just the odd shower (producing less than a few mm) here and there and all other regions seeing fine conditions. Remaining warm inland.
On Sunday, its almost an identical weather pattern to Saturday with instability weakening slightly across the Peninsula leading to a slightly lower chance of thunderstorms and more likely just your odd shower. South-East winds are expected to continue along the Coastline with the majority of shower activity confined to the Cairns to Townsville area, most falls remaining light. The odd shower is possible elsewhere along the Coast but it should hinder Easter Sunday plans. Temperatures again remaining balmy along the Coast and warm inland.
Easter Monday may see some very isolated thunderstorms again across the Peninsula, with South-East winds again dominating the scene. Again… shower activity is forecast to be confined to the Cairns to Townsville region with light falls and there is a very very very (note the multiple very’s for emphasis) slight chance of an evening storm over the Gold Coast or Scenic Rim with some weak instability potentially triggering activity in NENSW and pushing it North-East (I wouldn’t hold my breath though). Remaining fine elsewhere and warm again.
From the team at Higgins Storm Chasing, we hope everyone enjoys the weather across the Easter long weekend and spends it how they like. We wish everyone a Happy Easter and a fun last weekend of school holidays!