Wednesday Mostly sunny. Winds E 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 33 to 39.
Thursday Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west at night. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower north of Weipa, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the evening. Winds NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.
Saturday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower north of Coen, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the day then tending E/NE during the afternoon.
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