North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Tuesday 25 April 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure system in the Tasman Sea will drift slowly eastwards over the next few days and weaken further, with the ridge along eastern Queensland weakening as a result. A moist and unstable airmass will remain over the far north of Cape York Peninsula and over Torres Strait for the next few days. An upper trough and associated surface trough will enter southwestern Queensland later today and shift north and east across western and southern districts on Wednesday. A firm ridge and a cool, dry air mass will then extend into much of the state on Thursday and Friday in the wake of the surface trough.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower during the morning and afternoon. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning easterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures 23 to 30.

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 morning shower. Cairns 29
Partly cloudy. Atherton 24
Possible shower. Cooktown 30
Shower or two. Innisfail 29
Partly cloudy. Mareeba 28

Wednesday 26 April

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.

Thursday 27 April

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

Friday 28 April

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 30.

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

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