Peninsula Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Friday 12 February 2016.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge over southeast Queensland for the next few days. A slow-moving surface trough lies over the northern Peninsula district and extends to tropical cyclone Tatiana in the central Coral Sea. Tropical cyclone Tatiana is expected to move to the south-southeast during today and Saturday and remain off the Queensland coast. An upper trough is expected to remain slow-moving over central and southeast Queensland during today before shifting into the Coral Sea on Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers north of Coen, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible heavy falls. Light winds.

Saturday 13 February

Mostly sunny. High (70%) chance of showers north of Weipa, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. 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.

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 34
Possible shower or storm. Coen 23 33
Sunny. Palmerville 23 35
Storms. Possible heavy falls. Thursday Island 26 31

Sunday 14 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers north of Coen, near zero chance elsewhere. 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.

Monday 15 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers north of Weipa in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. 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.

Tuesday 16 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

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

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