North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast updated at 8:06 am EST on Friday 4 December 2020.

Weather Situation

A ridge over the east coast of Queensland will gradually weaken through into the weekend. A trough will remain slow moving over the southwest and southern interior for the next few days, extending into the southeast coastal districts early next week. Ahead of the trough, a stagnant airmass and clear skies will lead to very hot conditions persisting across southern Queensland until the early part of next week.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds easterly 25 to 35 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 33.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:00am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible morning shower. Cairns 32
Possible morning shower. Atherton 28
Mostly sunny. Cooktown 32
Shower or two. Innisfail 31
Partly cloudy. Mareeba 31

Saturday 5 December

Mostly sunny. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

Sunday 6 December

Hot and sunny. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 37.

Monday 7 December

Hot and mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm inland in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 37.

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

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