Peninsula Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Thursday 30 July 2015.

Weather Situation

A large high over southeastern Australia extends a firm ridge into Queensland. The ridge will gradually relax as the high weakens and contracts east into the Tasman Sea. A trough will enter the far southwest of the state Sunday evening. Warm conditions will extend through the interior and southeast districts this weekend in a northwest to northeasterly wind flow ahead of the trough.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Mostly clear. Slight (30%) chance of a shower north of Weipa early this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Friday 31 July

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the east, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming easterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:20 am to 3:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Weipa 19 32
Possible shower. Coen 16 26
Mostly sunny. Palmerville 14 31
Windy. Mostly sunny. Thursday Island 23 29

Saturday 1 August

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower north of Weipa, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

Sunday 2 August

Partly cloudy. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.

Monday 3 August

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.

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

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