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 Monday 20 August 2018
for the period until midnight EST Friday 24 August 2018.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A high pressure system over South Australia extends a firm ridge and a very dry air mass into most of Queensland. The high centre will weaken rapidly from tonight, with winds decreasing over Queensland as a result. The dry conditions will persist through the next few days, with just the slight chance of a light shower about the far northeastern tropical coast. Very cold mornings and widespread early frosts are expected during the next few mornings, with frosts possibly developing as far north as the tropical tablelands on Tuesday. Temperatures will then increase late in the week ahead of the next trough system. There is still some uncertainty associated with this trough but at this stage it will most likely become slow moving over the central interior and Maranoa late Friday into Saturday and should result in some shower and storm activity, particularly over the southeastern corner of the state.

Forecast for the rest of Monday 20 August

Clear. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Forecast for Tuesday 21 August

Mostly sunny. The chance of light frost about the tablelands in the early morning. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending easterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 26.

Atherton
Mostly sunny.
Min
8
Max
21
Cairns
Partly cloudy.
Min
14
Max
26
Cooktown
Partly cloudy.
Min
16
Max
25
Innisfail
Partly cloudy.
Min
13
Max
24
Mareeba
Mostly sunny.
Min
9
Max
24

Fire Danger: High

Sun protection 9:00am to 3:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

Forecast for Wednesday 22 August

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 29.

Atherton
Sunny.
Min
9
Max
24
Cairns
Mostly sunny.
Min
15
Max
27
Cooktown
Partly cloudy.
Min
15
Max
27
Innisfail
Partly cloudy.
Min
12
Max
25
Mareeba
Mostly sunny.
Min
10
Max
26

Forecast for Thursday 23 August

Sunny. 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 8 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.

Atherton
Sunny.
Min
9
Max
26
Cairns
Mostly sunny.
Min
15
Max
28
Cooktown
Mostly sunny.
Min
16
Max
28
Innisfail
Mostly sunny.
Min
11
Max
27
Mareeba
Sunny.
Min
11
Max
28

Forecast for Friday 24 August

Mostly sunny. 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 9 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 31.

Atherton
Partly cloudy.
Min
11
Max
26
Cairns
Partly cloudy.
Min
16
Max
28
Cooktown
Mostly sunny.
Min
16
Max
28
Innisfail
Partly cloudy.
Min
13
Max
27
Mareeba
Partly cloudy.
Min
12
Max
29

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

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