Peninsula Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:05 pm EST on Tuesday 21 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge along the east Queensland coast. The high will weaken and the ridge will relax from late Wednesday. A broad area of low pressure and hot to very hot conditions will develop over the southern interior of the state from mid week, extending to remaining southern, western and central parts from Friday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Mostly clear. Slight (30%) chance of showers near the coast. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Wednesday 22 October

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of showers near the coast. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

Fire Danger - Very High

UV Alert from 8:30 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Weipa 21 35
Partly cloudy. Coen 19 30
Mostly sunny. Palmerville 17 34
Windy. Partly cloudy. Thursday Island 25 32

Thursday 23 October

Sunny. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

Friday 24 October

Sunny. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.

Saturday 25 October

Sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 37.

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

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