North Tropical Coast and Tablelands

IDQ10140

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

North Tropical Coast and Tablelands District Forecast

Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Thursday 27 July 2017
for the period until midnight EST Monday 31 July 2017.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A belt of high pressure will persist over New South Wales and southern Queensland through to early next week, maintaining a dry air mass and mostly clear conditions over much of Queensland. An onshore wind flow will result in some showers about the east tropical coast. A surface trough will enter the far west of the state late Sunday and then shift east through Monday, most likely weakening while shifting off the southern coast through Tuesday. Some cloud may accompany the trough passage though with just the slight chance of a shower expected over southern districts at this stage given limited low level moisture. Morning frosts will continue over the central and southeastern interior for the next couple of mornings. Minimum temperatures will then gradually increase towards more average conditions through the weekend and should then warm further early next week. Maximum temperatures will remain well above the July average over much of the state, particularly through the interior.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday 27 July

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower near the coast, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds easterly 20 to 25 km/h turning southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.

Forecast for Friday 28 July

Partly cloudy. The chance of fog in the early morning. Medium (50%) chance of showers near the coast in the morning, slight (30%) chance of otherwise. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 27.

Atherton
Partly cloudy.
Min
14
Max
21
Cairns
Shower or two, mostly morning.
Min
19
Max
27
Cooktown
Possible light shower.
Min
21
Max
27
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
18
Max
25
Mareeba
Partly cloudy.
Min
15
Max
25

Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:30am to 3:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

Forecast for Saturday 29 July

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming easterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.

Atherton
Partly cloudy.
Min
13
Max
22
Cairns
Possible light shower.
Min
20
Max
27
Cooktown
Partly cloudy.
Min
21
Max
27
Innisfail
Possible light shower.
Min
19
Max
26
Mareeba
Partly cloudy.
Min
15
Max
26

Forecast for Sunday 30 July

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a light shower. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.

Atherton
Partly cloudy.
Min
13
Max
22
Cairns
Possible light shower.
Min
20
Max
27
Cooktown
Possible light shower.
Min
21
Max
28
Innisfail
Possible shower.
Min
18
Max
26
Mareeba
Partly cloudy.
Min
15
Max
26

Forecast for Monday 31 July

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.

Atherton
Possible light shower.
Min
14
Max
22
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
20
Max
27
Cooktown
Shower or two.
Min
21
Max
27
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
18
Max
26
Mareeba
Possible light shower.
Min
15
Max
26

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

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