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 23 November 2017
for the period until midnight EST Monday 27 November 2017.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A large, slow moving high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge along the Queensland coast, which will remain in place over the coming days. A broad area of low pressure over the northern interior of the continent will remain slow moving. This setup will lead to tropical moisture extending through much of northern, central and western Queensland over the next few days. A series of upper troughs will maintain unstable conditions across much of the state through the week, although conditions will gradually stabilise over much of the state through the weekend. A surface trough over the Coral Sea will move slowly west, and may approach the southeast coast over the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday 23 November

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Forecast for Friday 24 November

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of showers in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of thunderstorms inland in the late morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

Atherton
Partly cloudy.
Min
17
Max
27
Cairns
Partly cloudy.
Min
22
Max
31
Cooktown
Partly cloudy.
Min
23
Max
30
Innisfail
Possible morning shower.
Min
22
Max
29
Mareeba
Partly cloudy.
Min
19
Max
31

Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:00am to 4:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

Forecast for Saturday 25 November

Mostly sunny morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 33.

Atherton
Partly cloudy.
Min
17
Max
28
Cairns
Partly cloudy.
Min
22
Max
31
Cooktown
Partly cloudy.
Min
24
Max
31
Innisfail
Possible afternoon shower.
Min
23
Max
30
Mareeba
Partly cloudy.
Min
19
Max
32

Forecast for Sunday 26 November

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 34.

Atherton
Mostly sunny.
Min
17
Max
29
Cairns
Mostly sunny.
Min
22
Max
31
Cooktown
Mostly sunny.
Min
24
Max
31
Innisfail
Possible shower.
Min
22
Max
30
Mareeba
Mostly sunny.
Min
19
Max
32

Forecast for Monday 27 November

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the south. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the evening. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 34.

Atherton
Partly cloudy.
Min
17
Max
28
Cairns
Possible shower.
Min
22
Max
31
Cooktown
Partly cloudy.
Min
24
Max
31
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
22
Max
30
Mareeba
Partly cloudy.
Min
19
Max
32

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

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