North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 24 May 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along much of the eastern Queensland coast. A series of weak upper troughs will move across southern Queensland during the next week, but little weather is expected with the passage of these troughs. A surface trough will move east through inland Queensland today, and then move off the southern coast during Thursday morning. A new high over central Australia will move slowly east over the coming days, extending a ridge over much of Queensland in the wake of the trough.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 22 to 29.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:20am to 3:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Cairns 28
Partly cloudy. Atherton 23
Possible morning shower. Cooktown 28
Shower or two. Innisfail 27
Partly cloudy. Mareeba 26

Thursday 25 May

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the north in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.

Friday 26 May

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.

Saturday 27 May

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 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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