North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 24 May 2024.

Weather Situation

A high near Tasmania will decay to a ridge while a Southern Ocean high develops southwest of Tasmania over the next day or so. The highs will maintain a ridge over Queensland but with winds turning more onshore and pushing moisture back inland across the state over the coming days. The new high will drift over Tasmania towards the Tasman Sea during the weekend, maintaining the ridge over Queensland. A weak trough may combine with an upper level system to generate more unsettled conditions in western Queensland from mid next week.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Mostly cloudy. Medium chance of showers in the south, slight chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 22 to 28.

Fire Danger - No Rating

Sun protection 9:10am to 3:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Cairns 28
Shower or two. Atherton 22
Mostly cloudy. Cooktown 28
Showers. Innisfail 27
Possible shower. Mareeba 26

Saturday 25 May

Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers in the south, slight chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 28.

Sunday 26 May

Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers in the south, slight chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 28.

Monday 27 May

Cloudy. Medium chance of showers. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 27.

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

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