Peninsula Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Sunday 24 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A high over the northern Tasman Sea extends a ridge onto the tropical east coast of Queensland. A vigorous surface trough lies over the far southwest of the state and will move slowly eastwards over the southern interior during today. Hot, dry and gusty northwesterly winds will extend over much of southern Queensland ahead of this feature, resulting in severe to extreme fire dangers. The trough will then weaken a little while extending further east over the southern inland during Monday. A series of weak upper troughs will maintain some instability over the south of the state, though any resulting storms are not expected to have much if any rain associated with them. Temperatures will remain well above the September average over much of the southern half of the state and the northwest in the week ahead. A coastal trough may provide a slight drop in temperature to the southern coast on Wednesday. A new trough will most likely move east into the interior of the state on Thursday, again resulting in enhanced fire dangers. The southerly flow in the wake of the trough will likely provide a large drop in temperature to areas in the far southwest of the state from Thursday, while hot to very hot conditions will persist over remaining southern districts.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Mostly sunny. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger - Very High

Sun protection 8:50am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Cloud clearing. Weipa 36
Mostly sunny. Coen 30
Sunny. Palmerville 36
Partly cloudy. Thursday Island 30

Monday 25 September

Sunny. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Tuesday 26 September

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending east to northeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 37.

Wednesday 27 September

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower north of Weipa, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 37.

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

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