Peninsula Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:04 pm EST on Friday 30 January 2015.

Weather Situation

A deepening low in the Tasman Sea will combine with a ridge over southern Australia to push warm to hot, and dry air across Queensland and towards the east coast. Moist air will persist across the northern tropics over the next few days.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Mostly clear. Slight (30%) chance of a shower north of Weipa, becoming less likely later this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Coen. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Saturday 31 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 8:50 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible shower or storm. Weipa 25 33
Showers. Likely storm developing. Coen 23 34
Shower or two. Possible storm. Palmerville 24 35
Shower or two. Storm likely. Thursday Island 25 31

Sunday 1 February

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely from the late morning. A thunderstorm likely. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Monday 2 February

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Tuesday 3 February

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

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

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