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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland

North Tropical Coast and Tablelands District Forecast Issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 20 July 2018 for the period until midnight EST Monday 23 July 2018.

Warning Information
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Weather Situation
An upper trough and an associated surface trough over western Queensland will sweep east over the state today. The trough will generate some showers or patchy rain over the Maranoa and southeastern interior with its passage this morning. The trough will then weaken as it moves into southeast coastal districts before shifting offshore into the southern Coral Sea late this evening. A high pressure system moving east over New South Wales will then extend a much drier, colder air mass into much of Queensland over the weekend in the wake of the trough, with widespread morning frosts returning to central and southern districts.

Forecast for the rest of Friday 20 July Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures 23 to 29.

Atherton Partly cloudy. Max 24
Cairns Mostly sunny. Max 28
Cooktown Mostly sunny. Max 27
Innisfail Mostly sunny. Max 26
Mareeba Partly cloudy. Max 27

Fire Danger:
Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:20am to 3:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

Forecast for Saturday 21 July
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h early in the morning then tending east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 29.

Atherton Sunny. Min 13 Max 23

Cairns Mostly sunny. Min 19 Max 28
Cooktown Mostly sunny. Min 20 Max 27
Innisfail Mostly sunny. Min 16 Max 25
Mareeba Mostly sunny. Min 15 Max 27

Forecast for Sunday 22 July
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the afternoon then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 28.

Atherton Possible shower. Min 13 Max 22
Cairns Possible shower. Min 19 Max 27
Cooktown Partly cloudy. Min 21 Max 27
Innisfail Shower or two. Min 16 Max 24
Mareeba Partly cloudy. Min 15 Max 25

Forecast for Monday 23 July
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 28.

Atherton Partly cloudy. Min 12 Max 22
Cairns Partly cloudy. Min 18 Max 27
Cooktown Mostly sunny. Min 20 Max 27
Innisfail Possible shower. Min 16 Max 25
Mareeba Partly cloudy. Min 15 Max 26

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

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