Peninsula Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Saturday 25 March 2017.

Weather Situation

Tropical cyclone Debbie lies in the western Coral Sea and is expected to move west-southwest towards the northeast Queensland coast over the remainder of the weekend and into early next week, with a possible crossing of the northeast Queensland coast late on Monday or early Tuesday. The remnants of the tropical system are then expected to track further inland into the northern and central interior early next week before likely shifting east towards the east of the state late next week. A weak ridge will extend along the southern and central east coast of Queensland to the south of the system for the next few days. A stable upper pattern will keep much of southern Queensland mostly fine over the remainder of the weekend and into early next week.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.

Sunday 26 March

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:00am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Possible storm. Weipa 25 32
Showers. Possible storm. Coen 23 31
Possible morning storm. Showers. Palmerville 24 33
Showers. Possible storm. Thursday Island 26 31

Monday 27 March

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers north of Weipa, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Tuesday 28 March

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers south of Palmerville, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h turning northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Wednesday 29 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming north to northwesterly and light during the evening. 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 Sunday.

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