North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A ridge and dry airmass will dominate weather over much of the state during the next few days, with daytime temperatures remaining above average through southern, central and western districts. A trough will shift east over southern Queensland on Friday, with warm northerly winds to its east tending cool southwesterly in its wake. Little or no rainfall is expected with the trough passage. A strong high pressure system will enter the Great Australian Bight on Friday, extending a firm ridge into western Queensland in the wake of the trough.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. The chance of showers near the coast. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 20 to 27.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:20 am to 3:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Cairns 27
Partly cloudy. Atherton 21
Possible light late shower. Cooktown 26
Shower or two. Innisfail 25
Partly cloudy. Mareeba 24

Thursday 31 July

The chance of light showers near the coast in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.

Friday 1 August

Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 29.

Saturday 2 August

Mostly sunny. The chance of showers in the morning. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.

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

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