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 26 January 2015
for the period until midnight EST Friday 30 January 2015.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A surface trough over the eastern interior of the state will shift a little further west on Tuesday and then remain slow moving until late in the week. A ridge will persist along the southern Queensland coast during the next few days. An upper trough will enter the southwest of the state on Tuesday and then intensify over the southern interior on Wednesday before shifting northeast into central districts on Thursday.

Forecast for the rest of Monday 26 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, becoming less likely later this evening. The chance of thunderstorms. Light winds.

Forecast for Tuesday 27 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the north, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 25 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 37.

Atherton
Possible shower or storm.
Min
20
Max
35
Cairns
Possible shower or storm.
Min
25
Max
36
Cooktown
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
25
Max
35
Innisfail
Possible shower or storm.
Min
25
Max
35
Mareeba
Possible shower or storm.
Min
22
Max
35

Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 8:20 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

Forecast for Wednesday 28 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon then becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 25 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 30s.

Atherton
Possible shower or storm.
Min
21
Max
35
Cairns
Possible shower or storm.
Min
26
Max
36
Cooktown
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
36
Innisfail
Possible early shower.
Min
25
Max
34
Mareeba
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
23
Max
36

Forecast for Thursday 29 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to southwesterly during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 25 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 30s.

Atherton
Possible shower or storm.
Min
21
Max
35
Cairns
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
35
Cooktown
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
36
Innisfail
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
33
Mareeba
Possible shower or storm.
Min
24
Max
36

Forecast for Friday 30 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 25 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Atherton
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
20
Max
33
Cairns
Showers. Likely storm developing.
Min
25
Max
33
Cooktown
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
34
Innisfail
Showers. Likely storm developing.
Min
25
Max
33
Mareeba
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
23
Max
34

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

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