Peninsula Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Saturday 20 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A high is moving eastwards into the Tasman Sea. A surface trough stretches from the Gulf Country through to the southeast tropics, with moist and unstable air to its north. The trough will get pushed inland early in the new week as a ridge along Queensland's east coast strengthens.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of a shower in the west, slight (20%) elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms in the west. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Sunday 21 December

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers south of Palmerville, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. A likely thunderstorm in the west, chance of a thunderstorm elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Fire Danger - High

UV Alert from 8:40 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Possible storm. Weipa 24 36
Possible morning shower. Coen 22 34
Shower or two. Possible storm. Palmerville 24 37
Possible shower. Thursday Island 27 34

Monday 22 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Tuesday 23 December

Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers north of Coen, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 39.

Wednesday 24 December

Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to northeasterly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 39.

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

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