Peninsula Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast updated at 0:13 am EST on Tuesday 21 February 2017.

Weather Situation

Tropical cyclone Alfred crossed the coast into the far northeast Northern Territory late on Monday evening and is now tracking southwards over land and weakening. A surface trough extends from the northwest of the state to the southeast interior and will gradually shift westwards over the interior of the state over the next few days. An upper level trough should enter southwestern Queensland today before shifting slowly east over the state mid to late week. A high in the Tasman Sea will extend a ridge gradually northwards along the east Queensland coast over the next few days. A trough over the Coral Sea will most likely shift west northwest towards the east Queensland coast mid to late week.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely from the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible heavy falls south of Coen from the late morning. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:50am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 17 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Possible storm. Weipa 24 32
Showers. Possible storm. Coen 23 31
Showers. Possible storm. Palmerville 24 32
Showers. Possible storm. Thursday Island 25 30

Wednesday 22 February

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Thursday 23 February

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 24 February

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

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

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