North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Sunday 21 October 2018.

Weather Situation

A slow moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a weakening ridge along the tropical east coast. A moist and unstable air mass is in place to the east of a surface trough over the southeast inland. This trough will generate showers and thunderstorms, particularly later today with the assistance of an upper level trough moving over the area. Some severe storms are possible about the southeast and southern central highlands. Although the moist and unstable air will remain over the east into next week, conditions will stabilise aloft as the upper trough moves offshore, with shower and thunderstorm activity becoming more isolated from Monday, and little chance of severe storms. Warm conditions will spread through the state from Monday.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 30 to 36.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:10am to 4:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Cairns 32
Mostly sunny. Atherton 31
Mostly sunny. Cooktown 32
Partly cloudy. Innisfail 30
Mostly sunny. Mareeba 34

Monday 22 October

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower over the southern inland, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

Tuesday 23 October

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

Wednesday 24 October

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the morning. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

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

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