North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 22 June 2018.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure extends across southern Australia and into the southern Tasman Sea. Another ridge extends along the east coast of Queensland. These features will maintain fine and mostly sunny conditions through most of Queensland over the next few days, although winds over eastern districts will tend more to the southeast, with shower activity along or near much of the east coast. An upper level trough will develop over central Australia and move slowly eastwards towards western Queensland over the weekend and early next week, although dry air in the low levels across western Queensland will limit its impact in the short term to just a few showers over the west and some high cloud over northwest, central and eventually southeast parts of the state.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers about the coast and ranges, slight (20%) chance over the southern Tablelands. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures 20 to 27.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:30am to 3:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Cairns 27
Partly cloudy. Atherton 21
Partly cloudy. Cooktown 27
Shower or two. Innisfail 24
Partly cloudy. Mareeba 25

Saturday 23 June

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers near the coast and ranges, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 27.

Sunday 24 June

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers about the coast and ranges. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 26.

Monday 25 June

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower about the coast and ranges, most likely in the evening. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 26.

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

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