North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 17 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A slow moving upper level ridge will dominate the weather over the state through to Friday, resulting in fine, sunny and warm conditions for much of Queensland. A surface trough over the interior will move off the southern coast this evening. A strong high pressure system will shift slowly eastwards over southern Australia late this week and will extend a much cooler, dry air mass into the state in the wake of the trough, with early frosts returning to the southern and southeastern interior through the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 26 to 32.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:10am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Cairns 29
Cloud clearing. Atherton 26
Partly cloudy. Cooktown 29
Partly cloudy. Innisfail 28
Cloud clearing. Mareeba 29

Friday 18 August

The chance of fog in the early morning. Mostly sunny day. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

Saturday 19 August

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

Sunday 20 August

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower near the coast, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 25 km/h before turning easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 29.

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

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