North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 pm EST on Saturday 16 December 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge along the east Queensland coast until mid next week. A surface trough over the far southwest of Queensland will remain slow-moving whilst weakening over the weekend. Hot conditions over western and southern Queensland will gradually spread in to the southeast over the coming days. Moist and unstable conditions will continue over the far north of the state, particularly about the Gulf Country district and western Cape York Peninsula.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Mostly clear. Slight (30%) chance of a shower about the coast and ranges, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Sunday 17 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers about the coast and ranges, slight (20%) chance about the southern tablelands. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:00am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible shower. Cairns 24 32
Partly cloudy. Atherton 18 29
Possible shower. Cooktown 26 32
Shower or two. Innisfail 23 31
Partly cloudy. Mareeba 21 32

Monday 18 December

Mostly sunny day. Slight (20%) chance of a shower at night. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning then becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

Tuesday 19 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

Wednesday 20 December

Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the north, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 37.

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

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