Peninsula Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 10 December 2016.

Weather Situation

A broad upper trough will develop over central parts of Queensland during the weekend before weakening early next week. A new upper trough will likely develop over western Queensland early next week. A dry airmass over the southern inland of the state will gradually moisten through the weekend as an inland surface trough shifts west towards the Northern Territory border. A coastal trough will move north through Capricornia waters today and should then become slow moving over central coast waters on Sunday. A high pressure system will develop through the northwestern Tasman Sea during the weekend, extending a firm ridge and a moist onshore wind flow onto the central and east tropical Queensland coasts. Daytime temperatures will be below the December average through much of the state away from the northern tropics into early next week, particularly the central interior.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Mostly sunny. Medium (50%) chance of showers north of Weipa, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 34 to 39.

Fire Danger - Very High

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible shower developing. Weipa 38
Partly cloudy. Coen 33
Mostly sunny. Palmerville 38
Shower or two. Thursday Island 32

Sunday 11 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Monday 12 December

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers north of Weipa, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Tuesday 13 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 30s.

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

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