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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland

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

Warning Information
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Weather Situation
A weak surface trough and dry line that lies over eastern Queensland will move slowly northeastwards over the coming days, moving off the southeast coast today whilst leaning back over the tropics. A strong, slow-moving high pressure system over the Great Australian Bight will maintain a ridge and stable conditions across much of the state in the wake of the trough. This dry and static synoptic pattern will lead to cool nights and morning frosts across inland districts, particularly about the Maranoa, and Darling Downs and Granite Belt.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday 20 May
Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 25 to 40 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 21 to 28.

Atherton Partly cloudy. Max 22
Cairns Shower or two. Max 28
Cooktown Possible shower. Max 27
Innisfail A few showers. Max 25
Mareeba Mostly cloudy. Max 25

Fire Danger:
Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:10am to 3:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

Forecast for Monday 21 May
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.

Atherton Partly cloudy. Min 15 Max 22
Cairns Possible shower. Min 21 Max 28
Cooktown Possible shower. Min 22 Max 27
Innisfail Possible shower. Min 19 Max 26
Mareeba Partly cloudy. Min 18 Max 26

Forecast for Tuesday 22 May
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the coast, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 28.

Atherton Mostly sunny. Min 14 Max 22
Cairns Mostly sunny. Min 20 Max 28
Cooktown Partly cloudy. Min 22 Max 27
Innisfail Mostly sunny. Min 18 Max 25
Mareeba Mostly sunny. Min 16 Max 25

Forecast for Wednesday 23 May
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 27.

Atherton Partly cloudy. Min 13 Max 22
Cairns Partly cloudy. Min 19 Max 28
Cooktown Partly cloudy. Min 21 Max 27
Innisfail Partly cloudy. Min 17 Max 25
Mareeba Partly cloudy. Min 15 Max 25

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

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