North Tropical Coast and Tablelands

IDQ10140

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

North Tropical Coast and Tablelands District Forecast

Issued at 4:21 pm EST on Sunday 22 January 2017
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 26 January 2017.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

An upper trough will move north over the central coast tomorrow and should then enter northern districts on Tuesday and become slow moving. A high will shift east over the Tasman Sea over the next few days, extending a ridge northwards along the east Queensland coast. An inland trough extends over the southern interior of the state and should shift further westwards on Monday. Temperatures will increase again through the southern half of the state from Tuesday ahead of a new trough shifting slowly east over the interior. A monsoon burst extends over very far northern Queensland. The monsoonal flow should start to gradually weaken from Monday as the focus shifts further westwards into the Gulf of Carpentaria and Northern Territory with a low pressure system.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday 22 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the north, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, most likely in the northwest. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Forecast for Monday 23 January

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers near the coast, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms, most likely in the north. Light winds becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Atherton
Possible shower.
Min
19
Max
30
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
25
Max
33
Cooktown
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
25
Max
33
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
25
Max
32
Mareeba
Possible shower.
Min
22
Max
32

Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 17 [Extreme]

Forecast for Tuesday 24 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Atherton
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
19
Max
30
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
25
Max
33
Cooktown
Shower or two.
Min
25
Max
34
Innisfail
Showers.
Min
24
Max
31
Mareeba
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
22
Max
32

Forecast for Wednesday 25 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Atherton
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
20
Max
30
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
25
Max
33
Cooktown
Shower or two.
Min
25
Max
33
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
31
Mareeba
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
22
Max
32

Forecast for Thursday 26 January

Partly cloudy. High (70%) 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 southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Atherton
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
20
Max
30
Cairns
Showers.
Min
25
Max
33
Cooktown
Showers.
Min
25
Max
33
Innisfail
Showers.
Min
25
Max
31
Mareeba
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
22
Max
32

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

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