North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:18 pm EST on Tuesday 30 August 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will move slowly east during the next few days, extending a firm ridge into eastern Queensland. Moisture levels are increasing across the state as winds tend more onshore about the eastern Queensland coast. An upper level trough will approach far southwest Queensland today and then move eastwards across the southern interior on Wednesday whilst weakening. A more significant trough system will likely approach southwestern Queensland on Thursday and move east across the interior of the state on Friday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Wednesday 31 August

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or drizzle. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 29.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:00am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible shower, drizzle. Cairns 20 28
Possible shower. Atherton 15 24
Possible shower, drizzle. Cooktown 21 28
Shower or two. Innisfail 19 26
Possible shower. Mareeba 17 27

Thursday 1 September

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or drizzle. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 30 km/h before tending east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning and early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 29.

Friday 2 September

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending east to northeasterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 31.

Saturday 3 September

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

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

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