Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Updated North Tropical Coast and Tablelands District Forecast
Issued at 5:57 am EST on Monday 24 April 2017
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 27 April 2017.
A weak high pressure system in the Tasman Sea will drift slowly eastwards over the next few days and weaken further, with the ridge along eastern Queensland weakening as a result. A moist and unstable airmass will remain over the far north of Cape York Peninsula and over Torres Strait for the next few days. A weak upper trough will shifting eastwards over southeast Queensland this morning before clearing into the Coral Sea this afternoon. A more significant trough system will enter southwestern Queensland on Tuesday and shift north and east across western and southern districts on Wednesday. A firm ridge and a cool, dry air mass will then extend into much of the state on Thursday and Friday in the wake of the trough.
Forecast for the rest of Monday 24 April
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely during the morning and afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 23 to 30.
Fire Danger: Low-Moderate
Sun protection 9:00am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Forecast for Tuesday 25 April
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 30.
Forecast for Wednesday 26 April
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.
Forecast for Thursday 27 April
Sunny. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Monday.
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