North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast updated at 5:57 pm EST on Wednesday 28 June 2017.

Weather Situation

A cloud band extends over the southern interior of Queensland ahead of an upper level trough over central Australia. The upper trough and cloud band will shift east over the southern half of Queensland during Thursday and Friday, most likely clearing the southern coast Friday afternoon though there is some uncertainty associated with this timing. A surface trough will also shift east during Thursday and should contract off the southern coast early Friday. A high shifting east over southern Australia will extend a cooler, drier southerly wind flow into western and southern Queensland in the wake of the surface trough. Another upper trough will extend some mid to high level cloud and showers and patchy rain into the northeastern tropics during Thursday and Friday before weakening on Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the south or drizzle. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Thursday 29 June

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers and patchy rain. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 27.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:40am to 3:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Cairns 20 27
Shower or two. Atherton 16 21
Shower or two. Cooktown 22 27
Showers. Innisfail 19 25
Shower or two. Mareeba 18 25

Friday 30 June

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers and patchy rain. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 26.

Saturday 1 July

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. Winds east to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 27.

Sunday 2 July

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Winds east to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 28.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Thursday.

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