North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:01 am EST on Thursday 24 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A surface trough lies near the central coast and should shift north into tropical waters during today and Friday. An upper level trough and an associated cloud band extends through northern and central Queensland and should weaken and contract east during the next couple of days. Another upper level trough will move east over southern Queensland during Friday. A high pressure system will move east into southeastern Australia today and into the Tasman Sea on Friday.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Cloudy. Scattered showers. The chance of thunderstorms near the coastal fringe in the north, extending throughout during this afternoon and evening. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 23 to 28.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
A few showers. Cairns 28
A few showers. Atherton 24
A few showers. Cooktown 28
A few showers, increasing. Innisfail 27
A few showers. Mareeba 27

Friday 25 April

Cloudy. Scattered showers, more frequent in the south. The chance of thunderstorms near the coastal fringe, extending throughout from the early afternoon. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 29.

Saturday 26 April

Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. The chance of thunderstorms inland in the afternoon and evening. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 29.

Sunday 27 April

Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. The chance of thunderstorms inland in the afternoon. Winds easterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.

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

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