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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland

North Tropical Coast and Tablelands District Forecast Issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 19 September 2018 for the period until midnight EST Saturday 22 September 2018.

Warning Information
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Weather Situation
A ridge of high pressure over the east Queensland coast will relax further today as a high pressure centre over the Tasman shifts further east while weakening. A surface trough will move east over the interior of the state today, producing some isolated shower and thunderstorm activity over parts of the Maranoa and southeastern interior, though rainfall amounts will be limited due to a relatively dry air mass persisting. This trough is expected to move off the southern coast early on Thursday, with a drier air mass then extending through inland Queensland in its wake, resulting in elevated fire dangers over parts of the southeastern, central and northern interior. The drier air mass may result in frost patches over the Maranoa and southeastern interior on Friday morning.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday 19 September Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower near the coast during the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures 25 to 32.

Atherton Partly cloudy. Max 27
Cairns Partly cloudy. Max 30
Cooktown Mostly sunny. Max 30
Innisfail Possible morning shower. Max 27
Mareeba Partly cloudy. Max 29

Fire Danger:
High

Sun protection 8:30am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Forecast for Thursday 20 September
Mostly sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 34.

Atherton Mostly sunny. Min 13 Max 29
Cairns Mostly sunny. Min 17 Max 30
Cooktown Mostly sunny. Min 21 Max 29
Innisfail Mostly sunny. Min 17 Max 28
Mareeba Mostly sunny. Min 14 Max 31

Forecast for Friday 21 September
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the coast, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 20 to 30 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 32.

Atherton Partly cloudy. Min 14 Max 26
Cairns Partly cloudy. Min 18 Max 30
Cooktown Partly cloudy. Min 22 Max 29
Innisfail Possible shower. Min 17 Max 27
Mareeba Partly cloudy. Min 15 Max 29

Forecast for Saturday 22 September
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 30.

Atherton Partly cloudy. Min 14 Max 24
Cairns Possible shower. Min 18 Max 28
Cooktown Partly cloudy. Min 19 Max 28
Innisfail Shower or two. Min 18 Max 26
Mareeba Partly cloudy. Min 16 Max 27

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

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