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Cooktown Forecast

Tonight 25°C
Tomorrow 32°C
thunderstorms

Now

27.5°C falling
Updated at 21:29 EST

Nth Cst & Tableland for Monday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers near the coast, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible heavy falls. Winds E/NE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Tuesday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible heavy falls. Light winds becoming E 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening.

Currently at Cooktown Ap

24-hour graph
Temperature 27.5°C falling
Dew Point 24.8°C rising
Feels Like 31.5°C
Relative Humidity 85%
Wind icon
ENE 5km/h falling
Wind Gusts 7km/h
Pressure 1010.7hPa rising
Fire Danger 1.9
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.2mm / -

Sun on Mon

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Sunrise sunrise
06:01 EST
Sunset sunset
18:57 EST

Nearby Now

Low Isles 28.5°C
Cairns Ap 27.0°C

Next 12 hours in Cairns

48-hour forecast

12am

Chance shower or storm
26°C

3am

Chance shower or storm
25°C

6am

Chance shower or storm
24°C

9am

Chance shower or storm
28°C

Nth Cst & Tableland Weather Warnings

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National Forecast

Cooktown 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Mon
Jan 16
Tue
Jan 17
Wed
Jan 18
Thu
Jan 19
Fri
Jan 20
Sat
Jan 21
Sun
Jan 22

Possible thunderstorm

Thunder-
storms

Possible thunderstorm

Possible shower

Clearing shower

Late shower

Clearing shower
Maximum 32°C 32°C 32°C 33°C 34°C 35°C 35°C
Minimum 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 24°C 24°C 24°C
Chance of Rain 90% 90% 70% 50% 30% 20% 60%
Rain Amount 10-20mm 10-20mm 5-10mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm
UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
Frost Risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
  9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
Wind Speed 10
km/h
20
km/h
12
km/h
19
km/h
12
km/h
19
km/h
10
km/h
18
km/h
5
km/h
16
km/h
7
km/h
16
km/h
8
km/h
18
km/h
Wind Direction E 10km/h
E
E 20km/h
E
ESE 12km/h
ESE
ESE 19km/h
ESE
SE 12km/h
SE
ESE 19km/h
ESE
SSE 10km/h
SSE
ESE 18km/h
ESE
SSW 5km/h
SSW
ENE 16km/h
ENE
WSW 7km/h
WSW
ENE 16km/h
ENE
NW 8km/h
NW
NE 18km/h
NE
Relative Humidity 76% 74% 78% 76% 75% 71% 70% 62% 66% 58% 65% 53% 65% 56%
Dew Point 26°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 25°C 25°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 25°C

Cooktown Sun & Moon Times

Tuesday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon rise moon set Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon
first light
05:38 EST
sunrise
06:01 EST
sunset
18:57 EST
last light
19:20 EST
moon
rise
Mon 21:58 EST
set
Tue 10:09 EST
moon
Fri
Jan 20
moon
Sat
Jan 28
moon
Sat
Feb 4
moon
Sat
Feb 11

Cooktown Ap Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Mon
Jan 16
24°C 32°C 32mm
Sun
Jan 15
25.4°C 33°C 0.0mm
Sat
Jan 14
25.0°C 33.1°C 0.2mm
Fri
Jan 13
24.3°C 32.7°C 1.0mm
Thu
Jan 12
23.6°C 30.6°C 64.6mm

Cooktown Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Jan
283.2mm
19.6 Day(s)
Total For 2017
185.4mm
14 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2016
36.0mm
8 Day(s)
Wettest Day
64.6mm
Jan 12
Lowest Temperature
23.3°C
Jan 6
Highest Temperature
37.3°C
Jan 2

Cooktown Ap Almanac

full climatology
January Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
23.3°C
6th
Lowest On Record
20.2°C
14th 2005
Average This Month
24.6°C
+0.3°C
Long-term Average
24.3°C
January Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
37.3°C
2nd
Highest On Record
38.6°C
30th 2013
Average This Month
33.5°C
+1.7°C
Long-term Average
31.8°C
January Rainfall
Wettest This Month
64.6mm
12th
Total This Month
185.4mm
14 Day(s)
Long-term Average
283.2mm
19.6 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
497.0mm
2010
Driest On Record
82.6mm
2007
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Weather News

Scorpions, rats emerge as rain continues to fall in flood-hit Tennant Creek

22:25 EDT

Less than three weeks into 2017, the desert town of Tennant Creek in the NT is already just 89 millimetres shy of reaching its average yearly rainfall, with the unusual downpour said to be leading to an influx of creepy crawlies.

Central Australian tourists treated to 'desert in her party dress' after constant rainfall

22:16 EDT

Rain has continued to fall in parts of Central Australia, ensuring the current greenery continues.

Rivers rising and roads cut across northern Western Australia

18:18 EDT

The Great Northern Highway has been closed between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, as rivers rise across northern Western Australia following a week of steady rain.