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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland

North Tropical Coast and Tablelands District Forecast Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 21 November 2017 for the period until midnight EST Saturday 25 November 2017.

Warning Information
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Weather Situation
A large, slow moving high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge along the Queensland coast, which will remain in place through the week. A broad area of low pressure is developing over the northern interior of the continent and will remain slow moving this week. This setup will lead to tropical moisture extending through much of northern, central and western Queensland over the next few days. A series of upper troughs will maintain unstable conditions across much of the state through the week.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday 21 November Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers and storms in the south, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Forecast for Wednesday 22 November
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Thunderstorms likely, and possibly severe about the Tablelands. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 31.

Atherton Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 17 Max 25
Cairns Shower or two. Min 21 Max 29
Cooktown Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 23 Max 30
Innisfail Shower or two. Min 21 Max 27
Mareeba Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 19 Max 28

Fire Danger:
Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:00am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

Forecast for Thursday 23 November
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 31.

Atherton Shower or two. Min 16 Max 26
Cairns Shower or two. Min 21 Max 30
Cooktown Possible shower. Min 23 Max 30
Innisfail Shower or two. Min 21 Max 28
Mareeba Shower or two. Min 19 Max 29

Forecast for Friday 24 November
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

Atherton Possible shower. Min 17 Max 27
Cairns Possible shower. Min 22 Max 31
Cooktown Possible shower. Min 24 Max 31
Innisfail Shower or two. Min 22 Max 29
Mareeba Possible shower. Min 19 Max 31

Forecast for Saturday 25 November
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 33.

Atherton Possible shower. Min 17 Max 28
Cairns Possible shower. Min 22 Max 31
Cooktown Possible shower. Min 24 Max 31
Innisfail Shower or two. Min 22 Max 29
Mareeba Possible shower. Min 19 Max 32

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

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