North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Monday 5 December 2016.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge through the Coral Sea and along the central and northern east coast of Queensland. A surface trough in southwest Queensland will move gradually north and eastwards over the Queensland interior over the next few days, likely entering southeast Queensland on Wednesday. A hot airmass is expected to linger over much of the interior of the state during the coming days, whilst sea breezes will ameliorate the hot conditions near the east coast.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Mostly clear. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Tuesday 6 December

Mostly sunny. Winds easterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:10am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Cairns 24 33
Partly cloudy. Atherton 18 29
Partly cloudy. Cooktown 25 32
Partly cloudy. Innisfail 24 31
Partly cloudy. Mareeba 20 32

Wednesday 7 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

Thursday 8 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower near the coast, most likely in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

Friday 9 December

Mostly sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 37.

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

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