North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 25 May 2016.

Weather Situation

An upper trough will contract off northeastern Queensland this evening, however some instability will persist across far northern areas into tomorrow. A high over northern New South Wales will move slowly eastwards into the Coral Sea during the remainder of today, extending dry air and a ridge into southern and central Queensland. A broad upper trough over southern Australia will increase cloud across southern Queensland on Thursday with increasing chances of showers and possibly some patchy rain in the southern and southeast interior. A significant surface trough will move across the state from Friday with dry and cool west to southwesterly winds extending across most of the state in its wake.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inland early this evening. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Thursday 26 May

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the north in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:20 am to 3:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Cairns 22 29
Partly cloudy. Atherton 16 26
Possible shower. Cooktown 23 28
Partly cloudy. Innisfail 21 28
Partly cloudy. Mareeba 18 29

Friday 27 May

Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Saturday 28 May

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Sunday 29 May

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Thursday.

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