North Tropical Coast and Tablelands

IDQ10140

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

North Tropical Coast and Tablelands District Forecast

Issued at 4:31 pm EST on Sunday 19 April 2015
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 23 April 2015.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A strong upper trough and its associated cloud and patchy rain band will move eastwards across the south of the state during Sunday and Monday, before clearing off the southeast coast during Monday afternoon. A strengthening high pressure system in the Great Australian Bight will push cold, dry air across western Queensland on Monday and across most of the state from Tuesday onwards.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday 19 April

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers near the coast, most likely later tonight. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Forecast for Monday 20 April

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers near the coast, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.

Atherton
Partly cloudy.
Min
18
Max
26
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
23
Max
31
Cooktown
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
29
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
23
Max
29
Mareeba
Partly cloudy.
Min
20
Max
29

Fire Danger: High

UV Alert from 8:50 am to 3:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

Forecast for Tuesday 21 April

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Winds southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 30.

Atherton
Partly cloudy.
Min
18
Max
25
Cairns
Possible shower.
Min
23
Max
29
Cooktown
Possible shower or storm.
Min
23
Max
29
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
22
Max
28
Mareeba
Partly cloudy.
Min
20
Max
28

Forecast for Wednesday 22 April

Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm near the coast in the afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Atherton
Mostly sunny.
Min
17
Max
26
Cairns
Partly cloudy.
Min
23
Max
30
Cooktown
Possible shower.
Min
23
Max
30
Innisfail
Possible early shower.
Min
22
Max
28
Mareeba
Mostly sunny.
Min
19
Max
29

Forecast for Thursday 23 April

Sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.

Atherton
Sunny.
Min
15
Max
27
Cairns
Mostly sunny.
Min
22
Max
31
Cooktown
Mostly sunny.
Min
23
Max
31
Innisfail
Mostly sunny.
Min
21
Max
29
Mareeba
Sunny.
Min
17
Max
30

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

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