Peninsula Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:24 pm EST on Tuesday 31 May 2016.

Weather Situation

An upper trough over central Queensland will move east during the 36 hours, shifting off the east coast during Wednesday. Meanwhile, a more substantial upper trough will amplify over southeastern Australia later in the week and move across southern Queensland during Friday and Saturday. A high near Tasmania will move slowly eastwards into the Tasman Sea in the coming days, extending a strengthening ridge along the east coast.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the east, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Wednesday 1 June

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers north of Weipa, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:20 am to 3:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible shower developing. Weipa 23 33
Possible shower. Coen 21 29
Mostly sunny. Palmerville 19 32
Shower or two. Thursday Island 27 32

Thursday 2 June

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower north of Weipa. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming east to southeasterly and light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Friday 3 June

Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the east. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Saturday 4 June

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

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

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