North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Monday 22 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea will move slowly east during the next few days. The high extends a firm ridge along Queensland's east coast which will gradually weaken as the high moves away. An upper level disturbance over southwest Queensland will move gradually eastwards today and weaken rapidly overnight before clearing off the east coast on Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the south. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h.

Tuesday 23 September

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 30.

Fire Danger - High

UV Alert from 8:40 am to 3:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Cairns 19 28
Shower or two. Atherton 14 24
Shower or two clearing. Cooktown 20 28
A few showers. Innisfail 19 25
Shower or two. Mareeba 17 27

Wednesday 24 September

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 31.

Thursday 25 September

Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending east to northeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 33.

Friday 26 September

Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 34.

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

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