Peninsula Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Sunday 30 April 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over southeastern Australia extends a firm ridge and a dry, cool air mass into much of Queensland. The high will continue to shift eastwards across the Tasman Sea over the next next couple of days, with winds gradually tending more moist onshore about the east Queensland coast. A slow moving surface trough will likely develop over the interior of Queensland from Monday. A series of upper troughs will also affect the interior of the state from Monday before most likely weakening late in the week. A new, large high pressure system will move east across the Great Australian Bight and southern Australia through the week, reaching the Tasman Sea during Thursday and strengthening a ridge about the east Queensland coast. The surface trough should then start to shift west from Thursday in response to the increasing ridging in the east.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Mostly clear. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Monday 1 May

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely near the east coast. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 9:10am to 4:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Weipa 20 32
Possible shower. Coen 19 28
Partly cloudy. Palmerville 17 31
Mostly sunny. Thursday Island 25 30

Tuesday 2 May

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers north of Coen, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Wednesday 3 May

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the east in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Thursday 4 May

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower near the east coast, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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