Peninsula Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 12 August 2020.

Weather Situation

A high over the Tasman Sea extends a weak ridge across the state. This ridge will persist over the next few days as the high drifts towards New Zealand, maintaining relatively dry conditions. A significant cold front is expected to move into the southwest on Friday and merge with an existing trough, with the cold front tracking east across central, southern and eastern parts on Saturday before moving offshore on Sunday morning.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Clear. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Thursday 13 August

Mostly sunny. Areas of fog south of Coen in the early morning. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 9:10am to 4:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Weipa 19 34
Partly cloudy. Coen 17 30
Sunny. Palmerville 17 35
Becoming windy. Partly cloudy. Thursday Island 23 31

Friday 14 August

Sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

Saturday 15 August

Sunny. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Sunday 16 August

Sunny. 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 15 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

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

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