April 1, 2010

Easter weather outlook

It's looking like a mostly fine and warm Easter long weekend here on the Gold Coast, the forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology expecting a brief shower or two tomorrow, otherwise it's mostly fine all weekend including Easter Monday at a constant top of 27 degrees.

A new high pressure system will move across the Great Australian Bight over the
next few days and nose into the Tasman Sea on Sunday allowing a firm ridge again
to spread along most of the east coast. At the same time a low over the Tasman Sea will intensify. The combination of the two systems will result in a fresh to S/SE airflow again becoming established along much of the east coast by Sunday.

Mostly fine conditions will persist over southern parts of the state into early next week due to the influence of the ridge, with only isolated showers expected about the exposed coast and ranges. Temperatures across the state will generally be near or below average through the weekend and into early next week due to winds generally coming from the S to SE direction.

Enjoy your weekend and drive safe.