Peninsula Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast updated at 8:08 pm EST on Tuesday 21 February 2017.

Weather Situation

Ex-tropical cyclone Alfred lies over land near the Northern Territory/Queensland border. The tropical low should then move west to northwestwards over the Northern Territory over the next few days. 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 over southwestern Queensland should shift slowly east over the state and into the southeast 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. High (80%) chance of showers south of Coen, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms, with possible heavy falls south of Coen. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Wednesday 22 February

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of thunderstorms with possible heavy falls. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:00am 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

Thursday 23 February

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. 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 day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Saturday 25 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.

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

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