North Tropical Coast and Tablelands

IDQ10140

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

North Tropical Coast and Tablelands District Forecast

Issued at 5:13 am EST on Monday 27 February 2017
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 2 March 2017.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the western Tasman Sea will strengthen while moving slowly east during the next few days, extending a firm ridge and a moist onshore wind flow along the east Queensland coast. An upper level low over the southeast of the state will be slow moving today before slipping slowly south during Tuesday and Wednesday. Another upper trough will then extend through much of the state mid to late week. A surface trough over the Coral Sea will move west towards the southern Queensland coast early to mid week and then the central and east tropical coasts mid to late week, combining with the upper features to enhance showers. A surface trough over the interior of the state will shift further west during today and Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Monday 27 February

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers near the coast, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 32.

Atherton
Shower or two.
Max
27
Cairns
Showers.
Max
31
Cooktown
Showers. Possible storm.
Max
30
Innisfail
Showers.
Max
31
Mareeba
Shower or two.
Max
30

Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:40am to 4:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]

Forecast for Tuesday 28 February

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers near the coast, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming east to southeasterly and light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

Atherton
Possible shower.
Min
18
Max
28
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
32
Cooktown
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
31
Innisfail
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
31
Mareeba
Possible shower.
Min
21
Max
31

Forecast for Wednesday 1 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Atherton
Possible shower or storm.
Min
18
Max
29
Cairns
Possible shower.
Min
24
Max
33
Cooktown
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
24
Max
32
Innisfail
Possible shower.
Min
24
Max
32
Mareeba
Possible early storm.
Min
21
Max
32

Forecast for Thursday 2 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Atherton
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
18
Max
29
Cairns
Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
33
Cooktown
Showers. Possible storm.
Min
24
Max
32
Innisfail
Showers.
Min
24
Max
32
Mareeba
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
20
Max
32

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Monday.

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