Peninsula Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 20 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A broad area of low pressure extends over the southern half of the state, with heat wave conditions extending through much of southern Queensland and into central districts. Instability and the chance of storms will persist over much of the state over the next few days aside from central coastal districts. A surface trough will likely enter the southwest of the state today, propagate east, and approach the southeast on Saturday. A cooler airmass will extend through southern Queensland in the wake of a southeasterly change that moves into the southeast quarter of the state on Saturday afternoon.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely during the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:40am to 5:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 18 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Possible storm. Weipa 31
Showers. Possible storm. Coen 34
Shower or two. Possible storm. Palmerville 35
Showers. Possible storm. Thursday Island 31

Saturday 21 January

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

Sunday 22 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 37.

Monday 23 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. 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 4:15 pm EST Friday.

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