North Tropical Coast and Tablelands

IDQ10140

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Updated North Tropical Coast and Tablelands District Forecast

Issued at 5:57 am EST on Monday 24 April 2017
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 27 April 2017.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A weak high pressure system in the Tasman Sea will drift slowly eastwards over the next few days and weaken further, with the ridge along eastern Queensland weakening as a result. A moist and unstable airmass will remain over the far north of Cape York Peninsula and over Torres Strait for the next few days. A weak upper trough will shifting eastwards over southeast Queensland this morning before clearing into the Coral Sea this afternoon. A more significant trough system will enter southwestern Queensland on Tuesday and shift north and east across western and southern districts on Wednesday. A firm ridge and a cool, dry air mass will then extend into much of the state on Thursday and Friday in the wake of the trough.

Forecast for the rest of Monday 24 April

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely during the morning and afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 23 to 30.

Atherton
Partly cloudy.
Max
24
Cairns
Mostly sunny.
Max
30
Cooktown
Partly cloudy.
Max
30
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Max
28
Mareeba
Partly cloudy.
Max
28

Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:00am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

Forecast for Tuesday 25 April

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 30.

Atherton
Partly cloudy.
Min
17
Max
25
Cairns
Possible shower.
Min
22
Max
30
Cooktown
Possible shower.
Min
24
Max
30
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
22
Max
29
Mareeba
Partly cloudy.
Min
19
Max
29

Forecast for Wednesday 26 April

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.

Atherton
Partly cloudy.
Min
16
Max
27
Cairns
Partly cloudy.
Min
22
Max
30
Cooktown
Mostly sunny.
Min
23
Max
30
Innisfail
Partly cloudy.
Min
21
Max
30
Mareeba
Mostly sunny.
Min
18
Max
30

Forecast for Thursday 27 April

Sunny. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

Atherton
Sunny.
Min
15
Max
27
Cairns
Mostly sunny.
Min
21
Max
31
Cooktown
Mostly sunny.
Min
23
Max
30
Innisfail
Mostly sunny.
Min
20
Max
30
Mareeba
Sunny.
Min
17
Max
30

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

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