Peninsula Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 7 March 2015.

Weather Situation

A surface trough extends from the northwest of the state into the southeast interior. The trough should shift slowly westwards during the weekend as a weak ridge develops along Queensland's east coast. The monsoon trough is expected to strengthen over the northern Coral Sea next week.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 8:50 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Possible storm. Weipa 32
Showers. Storm likely. Coen 31
Showers. Storm likely. Palmerville 34
Showers. Storm likely. Thursday Island 30

Sunday 8 March

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.

Monday 9 March

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.

Tuesday 10 March

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Saturday.

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