Peninsula Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:22 pm EST on Thursday 21 February 2019.

Weather Situation

Tropical cyclone Oma lies in the central Coral Sea and is expected to move southwestwards over the next few days, before possibly taking a more westerly or northwesterly track. This system will lead to a significant increase in seas and swells over southern Queensland waters mid to late this week, initially leading to dangerous surf conditions and abnormally high tides with possible beach erosion south of about Fraser Island in the next day or two, followed by the possibility of increasing winds and rainfall about the southeast over the weekend. Oma could also lead to gales and damaging wind gusts developing about the southern coast from Friday, with possible heavy falls from Saturday. A surface trough over the eastern interior will move gradually northeastwards over the next few days triggering the slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms over the interior. A high pressure system will move slowly eastwards across the Great Australian Bight over the next few days, extending a ridge and dry airmass into western Queensland. Maximum temperatures will ease in the next day or so particularly about the southeast as cloud cover increases.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower north of Coen early this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm early this evening, with gusty winds in the west. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Friday 22 February

Mostly sunny. Medium (50%) chance of showers north of Weipa, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Light winds becoming westerly 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 the mid to high 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:40am to 4:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Weipa 25 33
Mostly sunny. Coen 24 35
Mostly sunny. Palmerville 24 36
Shower or two. Possible storm. Thursday Island 24 32

Saturday 23 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers north of Weipa, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. 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.

Sunday 24 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the west, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. 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.

Monday 25 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers 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 to mid 30s.

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

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