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 Saturday 25 March 2017
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 29 March 2017.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

Tropical cyclone Debbie lies in the western Coral Sea and is expected to move west-southwest towards the northeast Queensland coast over the remainder of the weekend and into early next week, with a possible crossing of the northeast Queensland coast late on Monday or early Tuesday. The remnants of the tropical system are then expected to track further inland into the northern and central interior early next week before likely shifting east towards the east of the state late next week. A weak ridge will extend along the southern and central east coast of Queensland to the south of the system for the next few days. A stable upper pattern will keep much of southern Queensland mostly fine over the remainder of the weekend and into early next week.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday 25 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the north, becoming less likely later this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southwesterly in the evening.

Forecast for Sunday 26 March

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Atherton
Partly cloudy.
Min
20
Max
30
Cairns
Partly cloudy.
Min
25
Max
34
Cooktown
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
24
Max
33
Innisfail
Cloudy.
Min
25
Max
33
Mareeba
Partly cloudy.
Min
22
Max
32

Fire Danger: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:50am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

Forecast for Monday 27 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southwesterly 35 to 50 km/h increasing to 40 to 55 km/h in the late evening. Damaging wind gusts exceeding 90 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 25 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

Atherton
Possibly windy. Showers.
Min
21
Max
30
Cairns
Possibly windy. Shower or two.
Min
26
Max
35
Cooktown
Partly cloudy.
Min
25
Max
35
Innisfail
Possibly windy. Shower or two.
Min
26
Max
34
Mareeba
Possibly windy. Showers.
Min
23
Max
33

Forecast for Tuesday 28 March

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the south, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Destructive wind gusts exceeding 130 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 25 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 34.

Atherton
Possibly windy. Shower or two.
Min
22
Max
29
Cairns
Possibly windy. Shower or two.
Min
27
Max
34
Cooktown
Possible shower.
Min
25
Max
35
Innisfail
Possibly windy. Shower or two.
Min
26
Max
33
Mareeba
Possibly windy. Shower or two.
Min
24
Max
31

Forecast for Wednesday 29 March

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northwesterly 40 to 60 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming north to northwesterly and light during the evening. Damaging wind gusts to 100 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 25 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Atherton
Possibly windy. Shower or two.
Min
21
Max
30
Cairns
Possibly windy. Shower or two.
Min
26
Max
34
Cooktown
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
25
Max
34
Innisfail
Possibly windy. Shower or two.
Min
26
Max
33
Mareeba
Possibly windy. Shower or two.
Min
23
Max
32

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

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