North Tropical Coast and Tablelands

IDQ10140

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Updated North Tropical Coast and Tablelands District Forecast

Issued at 4:33 pm EST on Sunday 29 March 2015
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 2 April 2015.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A surface trough will remain slow moving through the interior of the state during the next couple of days before weakening mid week. A slow moving high over the western Tasman Sea will maintain a firm ridge along the east Queensland coast during the forecast period. An upper level trough over northwestern New South Wales is expected to amplify as it moves east northeast over southern and central Queensland during Monday and Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday 29 March

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, increasing to medium (50%) near the coast late in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far north. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Forecast for Monday 30 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far north. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

Atherton
Possible shower.
Min
18
Max
28
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
31
Cooktown
Shower or two.
Min
23
Max
30
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
30
Mareeba
Possible shower.
Min
21
Max
30

Fire Danger: High

UV Alert from 8:50 am to 3:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Forecast for Tuesday 31 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm near the coast. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.

Atherton
Shower or two.
Min
18
Max
26
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
31
Cooktown
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
29
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
23
Max
30
Mareeba
Shower or two.
Min
21
Max
29

Forecast for Wednesday 1 April

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 31.

Atherton
Shower or two.
Min
18
Max
26
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
30
Cooktown
Possible shower.
Min
23
Max
30
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
23
Max
29
Mareeba
Possible shower.
Min
20
Max
29

Forecast for Thursday 2 April

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.

Atherton
Possible shower.
Min
18
Max
26
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
23
Max
30
Cooktown
Possible shower.
Min
23
Max
30
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
23
Max
29
Mareeba
Possible shower.
Min
20
Max
29

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

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