North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 29 September 2016.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure extends from a high over the southern Coral Sea to the northern tropical coast. An upper trough is maintaining a cloud band over central and southern Queensland and will shift eastwards through today and off much of the east coast early on Friday. A cold front associated with the upper trough will also move rapidly eastwards through inland Queensland today, reaching the Coral Sea as far north as about Cardwell early Friday morning.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the south, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then tending northwest to northeasterly in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 30 to 35.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible shower or storm. Cairns 31
Shower or two. Possible storm. Atherton 31
Partly cloudy. Cooktown 32
Possible shower or storm. Innisfail 31
Shower or two. Possible storm. Mareeba 33

Friday 30 September

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 34.

Saturday 1 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 34.

Sunday 2 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 34.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Thursday.

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