North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 25 January 2022.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge extends over the southeast. A high will move into the Tasman Sea on Wednesday strengthening the ridge. Deep tropical moisture is being drawn across western and central Queensland, contracting into the Northern Territory over the weekend. A trough extends across northwest Queensland and southern Cape York Peninsula. A local area of converging winds is forecast to develop over the northeast coast between Cooktown and Bowen on Wednesday enhancing rainfall in the area. The trough and convergent area will move north over the following few days and weaken by the weekend. A tropical low near Vanuatu is forecast to deepen over the next several days then drift south, remaining well offshore of Australia.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.

Wednesday 26 January

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible heavy falls. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 29.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:20am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Possible storm. Cairns 24 28
Showers. Possible storm. Atherton 20 25
Showers. Possible storm. Cooktown 24 30
Showers. Possible storm. Innisfail 23 28
Showers. Possible storm. Mareeba 22 27

Thursday 27 January

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers and periods of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible heavy falls. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.

Friday 28 January

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers and periods of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible heavy falls. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Saturday 29 January

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.

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

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