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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland

Updated North Tropical Coast and Tablelands District Forecast Issued at 5:03 pm EST on Friday 23 February 2018 for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 27 February 2018.

Warning Information
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Weather Situation
A very moist air mass extends over much of Queensland. An upper low over the northern interior of the state will likely remain slow moving today and should start to gradually weaken. A broad upper trough will persist over the state over the weekend. These upper features will combine with the moist air mass to extend unstable conditions over much of the state with some severe storms likely, particularly over the northwest during the next couple of days. A trough lies over land in the southeast of the state, likely weakening while slipping slowly south on Saturday. This trough will result in the chance of heavy falls over the Southeast Coast district today, particularly about the coast and hinterland. There is some uncertainty associated with the movement of this trough. Conditions will remain cooler than average over much of the state during the next few days.

Forecast for the rest of Friday 23 February Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, becoming less likely later this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds.

Forecast for Saturday 24 February
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Atherton Showers. Possible storm. Min 19 Max 27
Cairns Showers. Possible storm. Min 24 Max 30
Cooktown Showers. Possible storm. Min 24 Max 30
Innisfail Showers. Possible storm. Min 23 Max 31
Mareeba Showers. Possible storm. Min 22 Max 29

Fire Danger:
Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:20am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]

Forecast for Sunday 25 February
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

Atherton Showers. Possible storm. Min 19 Max 27
Cairns Showers. Possible storm. Min 24 Max 30
Cooktown Showers. Possible storm. Min 24 Max 31
Innisfail Showers. Possible storm. Min 23 Max 31
Mareeba Showers. Min 22 Max 29

Forecast for Monday 26 February
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

Atherton Showers. Possible storm. Min 19 Max 27
Cairns Showers. Possible storm. Min 24 Max 31
Cooktown Showers. Possible storm. Min 24 Max 31
Innisfail Showers. Possible storm. Min 23 Max 31
Mareeba Showers. Possible storm. Min 22 Max 29

Forecast for Tuesday 27 February
Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Atherton Shower or two. Min 19 Max 28
Cairns Shower or two. Min 24 Max 31
Cooktown Showers. Min 25 Max 31
Innisfail Shower or two. Min 23 Max 31
Mareeba Shower or two. Min 22 Max 30

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

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