Peninsula Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:28 pm EST on Wednesday 1 April 2015.

Weather Situation

A surface trough over the interior of the state will weaken during today. A high moving east over the Tasman Sea will maintain a firm ridge along the east Queensland coast over the next few days. A strong upper level trough will shift into eastern Queensland today, then off the central coast into Thursday. A new upper trough will enter the west of the state on Friday and move eastwards across the south of the state over the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower, becoming less likely later this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Weipa. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Thursday 2 April

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers north of Weipa, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:00 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Likely storm developing. Weipa 24 32
Possible shower or storm. Coen 23 29
Partly cloudy. Palmerville 21 35
Shower or two. Possible storm. Thursday Island 24 30

Friday 3 April

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

Saturday 4 April

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Weipa in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

Sunday 5 April

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

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

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