North Tropical Coast and Tablelands

IDQ10140

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

North Tropical Coast and Tablelands District Forecast

Issued at 4:16 pm EST on Saturday 20 December 2014
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 24 December 2014.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A high is moving eastwards into the Tasman Sea. A surface trough stretches from the Gulf Country through to the southeast tropics, with moist and unstable air to its north. The trough will get pushed inland early in the new week as a ridge along Queensland's east coast strengthens.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday 20 December

Partly cloudy. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Forecast for Sunday 21 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of thunderstorms inland in the afternoon and evening. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning then becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 34.

Atherton
Shower or two.
Min
19
Max
30
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
25
Max
32
Cooktown
Possible shower.
Min
26
Max
33
Innisfail
Showers.
Min
24
Max
30
Mareeba
Shower or two.
Min
21
Max
32

Fire Danger: High

UV Alert from 8:10 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

Forecast for Monday 22 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light before dawn then 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
29
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
25
Max
32
Cooktown
Shower or two.
Min
26
Max
33
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
31
Mareeba
Possible morning shower.
Min
21
Max
31

Forecast for Tuesday 23 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

Atherton
Mostly sunny.
Min
18
Max
31
Cairns
Possible shower.
Min
25
Max
33
Cooktown
Possible shower.
Min
26
Max
33
Innisfail
Possible shower.
Min
24
Max
31
Mareeba
Mostly sunny.
Min
20
Max
32

Forecast for Wednesday 24 December

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

Atherton
Mostly sunny.
Min
17
Max
31
Cairns
Possible shower.
Min
24
Max
33
Cooktown
Possible shower.
Min
25
Max
34
Innisfail
Possible shower.
Min
23
Max
31
Mareeba
Mostly sunny.
Min
19
Max
33

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

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