Peninsula Forecast

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Forecast updated at 4:36 pm EST on Wednesday 28 January 2015.

Weather Situation

A surface trough extends over the interior of the state and will likely remain slow moving until late in the week. A weakening ridge will persist along the southern Queensland coast during Thursday and Friday. An upper trough over the southern interior today before shifting northeast into central districts on Thursday and Friday.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the west, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Thursday 29 January

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers north of Weipa, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 37.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 8:50 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Possible storm. Weipa 24 32
Partly cloudy. Coen 23 34
Partly cloudy. Palmerville 22 36
Possible storm, heavy falls. Thursday Island 25 31

Friday 30 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 38.

Saturday 31 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming westerly 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.

Sunday 1 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) 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.

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

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