Peninsula Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 25 January 2022.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge extends over the southeast. A high will move into the Tasman Sea on Wednesday strengthening the ridge. Deep tropical moisture is being drawn across western and central Queensland, contracting into the Northern Territory over the weekend. A trough extends across northwest Queensland and southern Cape York Peninsula. A local area of converging winds is forecast to develop over the northeast coast between Cooktown and Bowen on Wednesday enhancing rainfall in the area. The trough and convergent area will move north over the following few days and weaken by the weekend. A tropical low near Vanuatu is forecast to deepen over the next several days then drift south, remaining well offshore of Australia.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain south of Coen, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a squally thunderstorm. Light winds.

Wednesday 26 January

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:40am to 4:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Possible storm. Weipa 25 32
Showers. Possible storm. Coen 23 30
Showers. Possible storm. Palmerville 23 29
Shower or two. Thursday Island 26 32

Thursday 27 January

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Friday 28 January

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Saturday 29 January

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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