Peninsula Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast updated at 5:33 am EST on Wednesday 27 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A high over southern Western Australia extends a ridge of high pressure into Queensland. The high will move slowly eastwards over southern Australia through the remainder of the week, maintaining the ridge and mostly fine conditions across the state. An upper trough is producing a cloud band from the northwest to the southeast of the state but this should gradually shift to the northeast through today and clear off the east coast by this evening. No significant rainfall is expected from the cloud band due to dry air in the lower atmosphere.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower north of Weipa, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low 30s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 9:30am to 4:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Becoming cloudy. Weipa 32
Partly cloudy. Coen 30
Mostly sunny. Palmerville 32
Shower or two. Thursday Island 30

Thursday 28 July

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the east, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Friday 29 July

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Saturday 30 July

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower north of Weipa, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Wednesday.

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