North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:38 pm EST on Sunday 26 February 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the western Tasman Sea will strengthen while moving slowly east during the next few days, extending a firm ridge and a moist onshore wind flow along the east Queensland coast. An upper level low will likely develop over the southeast of the state on Monday before slipping slowly south during Tuesday and Wednesday. Another upper trough will then extend through much of the state mid to late week. A surface trough over the Coral Sea will move west towards the southern Queensland coast early to mid week and then the central and east tropical coasts mid to late week, combining with the upper features to enhance showers. A surface trough over the interior of the state will shift further west during Monday and Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Monday 27 February

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers near the coast, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:40am to 4:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Cairns 24 31
Shower or two. Atherton 19 27
Showers. Possible storm. Cooktown 24 30
Showers. Innisfail 24 31
Shower or two. Mareeba 21 30

Tuesday 28 February

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers near the coast, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming east to southeasterly and light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

Wednesday 1 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Thursday 2 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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