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 May 2024
for the period until midnight EST Friday 24 May 2024.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A high centred over the Great Australian Bight extends a ridge and a cool, dry southerly flow over the state. The high will move slowly east over the next several days, maintaining the ridge, but allowing winds to turn more onshore from Tuesday, returning moisture and showers to the east coast. The high will linger near Tasmania over the weekend, with a weak trough expected to develop over western Queensland, helping to draw moisture inland.

Forecast for the rest of Monday 20 May

Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower along the coastal fringe later this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Forecast for Tuesday 21 May

Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers near the coast, slight chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26.

Atherton
Shower or two.
Min
15
Max
20
Cairns
Possible shower.
Min
20
Max
27
Cooktown
Shower or two.
Min
22
Max
27
Innisfail
Showers easing.
Min
19
Max
25
Mareeba
Cloudy.
Min
17
Max
24

Fire Danger: No Rating

Sun protection 9:10am to 3:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

Forecast for Wednesday 22 May

Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 27.

Atherton
Shower or two.
Min
14
Max
22
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
20
Max
27
Cooktown
Partly cloudy.
Min
22
Max
27
Innisfail
Showers.
Min
19
Max
26
Mareeba
Possible shower.
Min
16
Max
26

Forecast for Thursday 23 May

Partly cloudy. High chance of showers about the Atherton Tablelands, medium chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 27.

Atherton
Showers easing.
Min
16
Max
22
Cairns
Showers.
Min
21
Max
28
Cooktown
Partly cloudy.
Min
23
Max
28
Innisfail
Showers increasing.
Min
20
Max
26
Mareeba
Shower or two.
Min
18
Max
25

Forecast for Friday 24 May

Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 28.

Atherton
Showers.
Min
16
Max
22
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
21
Max
28
Cooktown
Partly cloudy.
Min
23
Max
28
Innisfail
Showers.
Min
20
Max
27
Mareeba
Shower or two.
Min
18
Max
25

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

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