Peninsula Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 3 March 2015.

Weather Situation

A high in the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge along the east Queensland coast. The ridge will relax from the south tonight and Wednesday as the high shifts further east. An upper level trough over the Coral Sea will shift westwards into the eastern tropics on Wednesday. A slow moving surface trough over the west of the state will become more mobile on Wednesday, extending the hot conditions in the west into the southeastern interior. The heat should then focus through central and southeast parts on Thursday as the surface trough continues to shift east, most likely contracting off the southern coast Thursday afternoon or evening.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the west, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Wednesday 4 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. 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 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Possible storm. Weipa 23 32
Shower or two. Possible storm. Coen 22 31
Shower or two. Possible storm. Palmerville 22 34
Shower or two. Thursday Island 24 30

Thursday 5 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely from the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

Friday 6 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Saturday 7 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. 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 Wednesday.

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