North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:01 am EST on Thursday 24 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A high over the southwestern Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the Queensland east coast. The high will move slowly eastwards and is expected to be situated over the central Tasman Sea by Friday. A trough will enter far southwestern Queensland today and move eastwards affecting southern and central areas of the state on Friday and Saturday. The trough should move through the southeast early on Sunday, while another high develops over central New South Wales in its wake.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers developing about the coast and ranges, mainly during the evening. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 21 to 26.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:30 am to 3:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Late shower or two. Cairns 26
Partly cloudy. Atherton 22
Late shower or two. Cooktown 26
Shower or two. Innisfail 25
Partly cloudy. Mareeba 24

Friday 25 July

Cloudy. Scattered showers. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 26.

Saturday 26 July

Cloudy. The chance of showers. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 27.

Sunday 27 July

Partly cloudy. The chance of showers in the south, extending throughout. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

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

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