North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system will remain slow-moving over the Tasman Sea, maintaining the ridge along the Queensland east coast. An upper low and its associated surface trough over southwestern Queensland is expected to move slowly eastwards during today and weaken. These features will lead to instability and potential for showers, thunderstorms and some patchy rain areas over the southern and central inland with some moderate to heavy falls likely. A surface trough will increase showers about the central coast during today with some moderate falls possible. Though the upper low will weaken today, the state will remain under the influence of an broad upper trough during the rest of the week, maintaining showers and possible thunderstorms across much of the state, in particular the central and southern tropical coasts, and central inland. From Saturday a cool dry airmass moves into the south of the state with showers contracting to the north and east coast over the weekend and into next week.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Thursday 25 April

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 31.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:50am to 3:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Cairns 23 30
Shower or two. Atherton 19 26
Shower or two. Cooktown 23 30
A few showers. Innisfail 21 29
Possible shower. Mareeba 20 29

Friday 26 April

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 31.

Saturday 27 April

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers near the coast, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 30.

Sunday 28 April

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers near the coast, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 29.

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

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