Peninsula Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 20 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A high in the Great Australia Bight will move eastwards over southeastern Australia today. A surface trough stretches from the Gulf Country down 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. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures in 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
Possible shower. Weipa 36
Partly cloudy. Coen 35
Possible shower. Palmerville 38
Partly cloudy. Thursday Island 34

Sunday 21 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day 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.

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 20 km/h during the morning. 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 20 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 39.

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

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