Peninsula Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 9 February 2016.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea will maintain a firm ridge over southern Queensland waters over the next few days. A surface trough lies through the southern Peninsula waters coast and will remain slow-moving over the next few days. A weak, slow-moving upper trough lies through central Queensland and is expected to intensify and shift northeast on Thursday, most likely contracting east off the coast on Friday. A low pressure system over the Coral Sea will develop further through the week but is expected to remain well offshore from the Queensland coast.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible heavy falls. Light winds.

Wednesday 10 February

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely from the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible heavy falls. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 8:50 am to 4:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Possible storm. Weipa 25 33
Showers. Possible storm. Coen 24 31
Showers. Possible storm. Palmerville 24 32
Shower or two. Possible storm. Thursday Island 26 33

Thursday 11 February

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible heavy falls. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Friday 12 February

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers north of Coen, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible heavy falls. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Saturday 13 February

Mostly sunny. High (70%) chance of showers north of Weipa, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. 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 Wednesday.

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