Taking advantage of picture perfect weather
ANDREA FALVO expected to hit the state this weekend and into next week, Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster James Thompson said Cairns and the Far North should escape the full brunt of the extreme warm weather.
He said temperatures would generally remain near average, sitting between 31-33 degrees today and tomorrow and a top of 35 degrees on Monday.
“Temperatures will warm up from the middle of next week ... but it won’t be quite the same as parts of south Queensland,” he said.
“Rain will become a distant memory over the coming week with the last of any showers expected this morning.
“Across the weekend we’re looking at a slight to medium chance of showers this morning on the North Tropical Coast from Cooktown down to Lucinda. From Sunday the chance of showers decrease and there will pretty much be no chance of showers into next week.”
While daytime temperatures heat up, overnight temperatures are due to cool down falling to between 16 and 22 tonight and 15 and 21 degrees on Sunday and Monday.
COOLING: Malcolm Rothall cools off at the Cairns Marina ahead of a warm weekend sitting between 31 and 33 degrees. Picture: JUSTIN BRIERTY