North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Thursday 24 September 2020.

Weather Situation

A weakening trough lies over the central interior, moving offshore of the east coast into the weekend with a new ridge forming in its wake. A cold front will move across the southern and southeastern parts of the state during Friday and Saturday with an increase in dry westerly winds. A new high moves into the Tasman sea during the start of next week, extending a ridge along the east coast.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the south. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Friday 25 September

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 33.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:20am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Cairns 20 30
Partly cloudy. Atherton 15 28
Mostly sunny. Cooktown 22 31
Partly cloudy. Innisfail 19 28
Mostly sunny. Mareeba 18 31

Saturday 26 September

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 34.

Sunday 27 September

Sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 34.

Monday 28 September

Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of a shower about the coast and ranges, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds easterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 32.

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

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