North Tropical Coast and Tablelands

IDQ10140

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

North Tropical Coast and Tablelands District Forecast

Issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 5 May 2016
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 8 May 2016.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A weak ridge extends along the east Queensland coast. A high pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea will shifts slowly east towards New Zealand during today and Friday, reinforcing the ridge over the Queensland coast. A series of weak upper troughs will move east over central and southern Queensland during the next few days. A weak surface trough will track slowly west over the interior during the next few days. A more significant trough system and associated rain band is then expected to move into southwestern Queensland during Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday 5 May

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 26 to 31.

Atherton
Partly cloudy.
Max
27
Cairns
Shower or two.
Max
30
Cooktown
Possible shower.
Max
29
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Max
29
Mareeba
Partly cloudy.
Max
30

Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:00 am to 3:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

Forecast for Friday 6 May

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 31.

Atherton
Possible shower.
Min
18
Max
27
Cairns
Possible shower.
Min
23
Max
30
Cooktown
Possible shower.
Min
24
Max
29
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
22
Max
29
Mareeba
Possible shower.
Min
20
Max
30

Forecast for Saturday 7 May

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 31.

Atherton
Possible shower.
Min
18
Max
27
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
23
Max
30
Cooktown
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
29
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
23
Max
29
Mareeba
Possible shower.
Min
20
Max
29

Forecast for Sunday 8 May

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 31.

Atherton
Possible shower.
Min
18
Max
27
Cairns
Possible shower.
Min
23
Max
30
Cooktown
Possible shower.
Min
24
Max
29
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
23
Max
29
Mareeba
Possible shower.
Min
20
Max
29

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

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