North Tropical Coast and Tablelands

IDQ10140

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Updated North Tropical Coast and Tablelands District Forecast

Issued at 4:30 pm EST on Saturday 6 February 2016
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 10 February 2016.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A slow moving high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea will maintain a firm ridge over southern Queensland waters into mid next week. A surface trough lies just offshore of the central coast and will move northwards from Sunday, reaching Cooktown waters by Tuesday. Thunderstorm activity over central and northern districts will gradually contract northwards with this trough. An upper trough lies over western Queensland and is expected to slowly weaken during the next few days. A broad area of low pressure will develop through the Coral Sea during next week.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday 6 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the south, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms, with possible heavy falls inland. Light winds.

Forecast for Sunday 7 February

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely from the late morning. The chance of thunderstorms, with possible heavy falls from the late morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Atherton
Showers. Possible storm.
Min
21
Max
32
Cairns
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
34
Cooktown
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
35
Innisfail
Showers. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
33
Mareeba
Showers. Possible storm.
Min
23
Max
33

Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]

Forecast for Monday 8 February

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible heavy falls. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 25 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Atherton
Showers. Possible storm.
Min
21
Max
30
Cairns
Showers. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
33
Cooktown
Showers. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
33
Innisfail
Showers. Possible storm.
Min
25
Max
31
Mareeba
Showers. Possible storm.
Min
23
Max
32

Forecast for Tuesday 9 February

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 33.

Atherton
Shower or two.
Min
21
Max
29
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
25
Max
32
Cooktown
Showers.
Min
25
Max
33
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
25
Max
31
Mareeba
Shower or two.
Min
23
Max
31

Forecast for Wednesday 10 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon, with possible heavy falls in the north. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Atherton
Possible shower.
Min
20
Max
28
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
25
Max
31
Cooktown
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
25
Max
31
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
30
Mareeba
Shower or two.
Min
22
Max
30

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

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