North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 7 December 2022.

Weather Situation

A trough over southwestern Queensland is moving eastwards, pushing offshore of the southeast Queensland coast by late on Thursday, before stalling about central parts of the state on Friday, weakening, and being pushed back inland. A ridge will push in behind the trough, extending from a high moving into the Great Australian Bight. Another trough will enter the southwest of the state late in the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Clear. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Thursday 8 December

Sunny. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 38.

Fire Danger - Moderate

Sun protection 8:10am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Cairns 22 34
Sunny. Atherton 16 34
Sunny. Cooktown 23 33
Sunny. Innisfail 19 33
Sunny. Mareeba 18 36

Friday 9 December

Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 39.

Saturday 10 December

Mostly sunny morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 37.

Sunday 11 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

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

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