Peninsula Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Friday 29 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system lies in the Tasman Sea offshore of the New South Wales coast. It is expected to weaken and shift slowly east southeast through the Tasman Sea during the forecast period. A high over southeastern Australia extends a firm ridge along the east Queensland coast. The high will weaken and shift east northeast towards the Tasman Sea during the forecast period, gradually relaxing the ridge. A vigorous surface trough will enter far southwestern Queensland on Monday, with warm northwesterly winds spreading through districts to its east.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Mostly clear. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Saturday 30 August

Partly cloudy. Possible isolated, mostly light showers. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Weipa 19 32
Partly cloudy. Coen 16 27
Partly cloudy. Palmerville 14 31
Cloudy. Thursday Island 23 30

Sunday 31 August

Mostly sunny. Isolated showers north of Weipa in the morning and afternoon. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Monday 1 September

Mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower north of Weipa, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

Tuesday 2 September

Mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

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

Product IDQ10110