Peninsula Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:27 pm EST on Monday 18 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A monsoon trough extends over the Gulf, Peninsula, and Coral Sea. Tropical Cyclone Kimi sits to the east southeast of Cairns and is expected to move south and stall off the coast between Hinchinbook Island and Townsville on Tuesday while beginning to weaken. A weak ridge will persist along the east coast south of Mackay, strengthening from Wednesday with a new high moving into the Tasman Sea. A trough extends from the northwest to the southeast interior, moving offshore of the Southeast Coast Tuesday, before drifting back westwards from mid-week.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.

Tuesday 19 January

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely from the late morning. 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

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Possible storm. Weipa 25 32
Showers. Possible storm. Coen 23 33
Showers. Possible storm. Palmerville 25 33
Shower or two. Possible storm. Thursday Island 25 31

Wednesday 20 January

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely from the late morning. 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.

Thursday 21 January

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, 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 the low 30s.

Friday 22 January

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, 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 the low 30s.

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

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