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 Tuesday 27 September 2016
for the period until midnight EST Saturday 1 October 2016.

Warning Information

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300-659-219* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure extends across the south of Queensland, and along the northern tropical coast. A weak upper trough and associated patchy cloud band lies over central western Queensland. A more significant upper trough and strong cold front will begin to impact southwestern Queensland late on Wednesday, before sweeping eastwards across the state towards the east coast on Thursday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday 27 September

Partly cloudy. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Forecast for Wednesday 28 September

Partly cloudy. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 34.

Atherton
Partly cloudy.
Min
17
Max
29
Cairns
Partly cloudy.
Min
22
Max
30
Cooktown
Partly cloudy.
Min
24
Max
31
Innisfail
Partly cloudy.
Min
21
Max
30
Mareeba
Partly cloudy.
Min
19
Max
31

Fire Danger: High

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

Forecast for Thursday 29 September

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

Atherton
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
17
Max
31
Cairns
Possible shower developing.
Min
22
Max
31
Cooktown
Mostly sunny.
Min
23
Max
32
Innisfail
Possible shower or storm.
Min
22
Max
31
Mareeba
Possible shower or storm.
Min
19
Max
33

Forecast for Friday 30 September

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 34.

Atherton
Shower or two.
Min
18
Max
29
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
23
Max
31
Cooktown
Shower or two.
Min
23
Max
33
Innisfail
Possible shower.
Min
22
Max
30
Mareeba
Shower or two.
Min
20
Max
31

Forecast for Saturday 1 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 34.

Atherton
Possible shower.
Min
17
Max
29
Cairns
Possible shower.
Min
22
Max
31
Cooktown
Possible shower.
Min
24
Max
31
Innisfail
Possible shower.
Min
21
Max
30
Mareeba
Possible shower.
Min
19
Max
31

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

* Calls to 1300 numbers cost around 27.5c incl. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones.