North Tropical Coast and Tablelands

IDQ10140

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

North Tropical Coast and Tablelands District Forecast

Issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 23 September 2017
for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 26 September 2017.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A high over the northern Tasman Sea extends a ridge onto the tropical east coast of Queensland. A vigorous surface trough will move eastwards across central Australia and reaching southwestern Queensland today, with hot, dry northwesterly winds extending across much of the state ahead of this feature. The trough will move only slowly eastwards over southern inland Queensland in the next few days. Daytime temperatures will increase significantly over much of the state over the weekend and combine with fresh to strong and gusty winds to result in enhanced fire dangers, particularly over the southern interior. Some damaging wind gusts are possible near the trough over the southern interior over the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday 23 September

Mostly sunny. Areas of fog in the south early this morning. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 33.

Atherton
Mostly sunny.
Max
28
Cairns
Partly cloudy.
Max
30
Cooktown
Partly cloudy.
Max
29
Innisfail
Partly cloudy.
Max
28
Mareeba
Mostly sunny.
Max
30

Fire Danger: High

Sun protection 8:40am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Forecast for Sunday 24 September

Mostly sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming east to southeasterly and light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

Atherton
Sunny.
Min
13
Max
27
Cairns
Partly cloudy.
Min
19
Max
30
Cooktown
Mostly sunny.
Min
22
Max
29
Innisfail
Partly cloudy.
Min
18
Max
28
Mareeba
Sunny.
Min
15
Max
30

Forecast for Monday 25 September

Sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

Atherton
Sunny.
Min
12
Max
26
Cairns
Sunny.
Min
18
Max
29
Cooktown
Sunny.
Min
22
Max
28
Innisfail
Sunny.
Min
17
Max
27
Mareeba
Sunny.
Min
14
Max
29

Forecast for Tuesday 26 September

Sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 33.

Atherton
Sunny.
Min
12
Max
27
Cairns
Sunny.
Min
18
Max
29
Cooktown
Sunny.
Min
22
Max
29
Innisfail
Mostly sunny.
Min
17
Max
27
Mareeba
Sunny.
Min
14
Max
30

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

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