North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 29 October 2021.

Weather Situation

A weak high in the Coral Sea extends a ridge along the east coast. A trough in the far southwest of the state will move east across central and northern Queensland on Friday and move off the southeast coast late on Saturday. A high in the Bight, extends a ridge across the south of the state in the wake of the trough. The high will move into the Tasman Sea on Sunday, strengthening a ridge along the east coast and pushing the trough back over western parts of the state.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 30 to 36.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:10am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Cairns 33
Mostly sunny. Atherton 31
Mostly sunny. Cooktown 33
Mostly sunny. Innisfail 32
Mostly sunny. Mareeba 33

Saturday 30 October

Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the late afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

Sunday 31 October

Mostly sunny. Medium (50%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

Monday 1 November

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers about the coast and ranges, medium (40%) chance of elsewhere. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 34.

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

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