North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast updated at 4:50 pm EST on Thursday 24 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A surface trough lies near the tropical coast. An upper level trough and an associated cloud band extends through northern and central Queensland and should weaken and contract east during tonight and Friday. Another upper level trough will move east over southern Queensland during Friday. A high pressure system over southeastern Australia will move into the Tasman Sea on Friday.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Cloudy. Scattered showers. The chance of thunderstorms in the north during the late afternoon and evening. Winds east to southeasterly and light.

Friday 25 April

Cloudy. Scattered showers. The chance of thunderstorms along the coastal fringe, extending throughout from the early afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly and light increasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 29.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
A few showers. Cairns 25 29
A few showers. Atherton 19 24
A few showers. Cooktown 25 29
Showers. Innisfail 24 27
A few showers. Mareeba 22 28

Saturday 26 April

Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. Isolated thunderstorms inland from the early afternoon. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 29.

Sunday 27 April

Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. Isolated thunderstorms inland in the afternoon. Winds easterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.

Monday 28 April

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Isolated thunderstorms inland until evening. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.

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

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