Peninsula Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 20 November 2019.

Weather Situation

A high in the northern Tasman Sea extends a weak ridge onto the tropical east coast of Queensland. A broad surface trough lies over the southwest districts separating a very dry airmass to the west of the trough, and a relatively moist air mass to the east. The trough will weaken today ahead of a new trough moving into the far southwest on Thursday then remain near stationary over the southwest until the middle of next week. Some showers and thunderstorms possible in the moist air mass to the east of the trough. Very high fire dangers will persist across much of the state through the forecast period.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower north of Weipa, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 34 to 39.

Fire Danger - Very High

Sun protection 8:20am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Weipa 38
Mostly sunny. Coen 33
Mostly sunny. Palmerville 39
Partly cloudy. Thursday Island 33

Thursday 21 November

Sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 39.

Friday 22 November

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the west coast in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 38.

Saturday 23 November

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower near the west coast, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm near the west coast in the morning. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 38.

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

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