North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast updated at 5:37 am EST on Wednesday 27 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A high over southern Western Australia extends a ridge of high pressure into Queensland. The high will move slowly eastwards over southern Australia through the remainder of the week, maintaining the ridge and mostly fine conditions across the state. An upper trough is producing a cloud band from the northwest to the southeast of the state but this should gradually shift to the northeast through today and clear off the east coast by this evening. No significant rainfall is expected from the cloud band due to dry air in the lower atmosphere.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 23 to 29.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:30am to 3:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Cairns 27
Partly cloudy. Atherton 24
Possible shower. Cooktown 27
Possible shower. Innisfail 25
Partly cloudy. Mareeba 27

Thursday 28 July

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the north, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 27.

Friday 29 July

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 28.

Saturday 30 July

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Wednesday.

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