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 Friday 24 February 2017
for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 28 February 2017.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

An upper trough over southwestern Queensland will shift to the northeast while a more significant upper feature begins to amplify over New South Wales on Saturday. The strong system will move into southeast Queensland on Sunday before becoming slow moving and strengthening early next week. A weak surface trough lies over the west of the state and will move into the central interior over the weekend before shifting westwards again early next week. A belt of high pressure extends across southern Australia and will maintain ridging over the east coast during the coming days.

Forecast for the rest of Friday 24 February

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers near the coast, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Thunderstorms likely. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h.

Forecast for Saturday 25 February

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of thunderstorms. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

Atherton
Showers. Possible storm.
Min
19
Max
28
Cairns
Showers. Possible storm.
Min
24
Max
31
Cooktown
Showers. Possible storm.
Min
24
Max
31
Innisfail
Showers. Possible storm.
Min
24
Max
30
Mareeba
Showers. Possible storm.
Min
22
Max
30

Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 17 [Extreme]

Forecast for Sunday 26 February

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers near the coast, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

Atherton
Possible shower.
Min
19
Max
27
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
31
Cooktown
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
30
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
30
Mareeba
Possible shower.
Min
21
Max
30

Forecast for Monday 27 February

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers near the coast, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.

Atherton
Shower or two.
Min
18
Max
27
Cairns
Showers.
Min
24
Max
31
Cooktown
Showers.
Min
24
Max
31
Innisfail
Showers.
Min
24
Max
30
Mareeba
Shower or two.
Min
21
Max
29

Forecast for Tuesday 28 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

Atherton
Shower or two.
Min
18
Max
27
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
31
Cooktown
Showers.
Min
24
Max
31
Innisfail
Showers.
Min
23
Max
30
Mareeba
Shower or two.
Min
21
Max
30

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

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