IDQ10140
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland

North Tropical Coast and Tablelands District Forecast Issued at 5:02 am EST on Wednesday 27 September 2017 for the period until midnight EST Saturday 30 September 2017.

Warning Information
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Weather Situation
High pressure centres over the Tasman Sea will maintain a weak ridge along the tropical east coast of Queensland during the remainder of the week. A coastal trough through Sunshine Coast waters will slip southwards today. A new, vigorous surface trough will enter the southwest late today and will then move east across the interior on Thursday. Temperatures will increase further ahead of this feature. Some locations will likely break their September maximum temperatures records in the southern interior today and through the southeastern corner of the state on Thursday. The very hot conditions will combine with gusty winds ahead of the trough to result in enhanced fire dangers. Temperatures will decrease in the far southwest from Thursday as a southerly wind flow extends into the area. The trough should move off the southern coast early Friday though a weak trough will persist over the southeastern and central interior, resulting in hot conditions continuing, particularly over the central inland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast. A high moving east over southern Australia will then extend a firm ridge into much of the state from Sunday, with temperatures finally decreasing over central and southeastern districts. A broad upper level trough will extend some cloud and possible patchy light rain into the far south from Thursday, moving a little further north through southern districts over the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday 27 September Partly cloudy. The chance of morning fog. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower near the coast, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 34.

Atherton Partly cloudy. Max 28
Cairns Partly cloudy. Max 30
Cooktown Partly cloudy. Max 30
Innisfail Partly cloudy. Max 29
Mareeba Partly cloudy. Max 31

Fire Danger:
Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

Forecast for Thursday 28 September
The chance of fog in the early morning. Mostly sunny day. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower near the coast, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 33.

Atherton Partly cloudy. Min 15 Max 27
Cairns Partly cloudy. Min 20 Max 30
Cooktown Partly cloudy. Min 23 Max 29
Innisfail Partly cloudy. Min 19 Max 28
Mareeba Partly cloudy. Min 17 Max 30

Forecast for Friday 29 September
Mostly sunny. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 33.

Atherton Mostly sunny. Min 14 Max 27
Cairns Mostly sunny. Min 20 Max 30
Cooktown Sunny. Min 22 Max 30
Innisfail Mostly sunny. Min 18 Max 28
Mareeba Mostly sunny. Min 16 Max 30

Forecast for Saturday 30 September
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 35.

Atherton Partly cloudy. Min 14 Max 29
Cairns Partly cloudy. Min 19 Max 31
Cooktown Partly cloudy. Min 22 Max 30
Innisfail Partly cloudy. Min 18 Max 29
Mareeba Partly cloudy. Min 16 Max 31

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

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