WEATHER / Cooktown Low Contracts South over Weekend
A trough with an embedded low [1002 hPa] north of Cooktown, will gradually contract southward over the next few days. A high [1014 hPa] near New Zealand maintains a weak ridge along the east coast south of the trough. A new high moves into the Tasman Sea early next week, reinforcing the ridge. The outlook for formation of a tropical cyclone over the weekend remains very low, but a strong wind warning is in place for the Cooktown region over the weekend.
LA NINA / Weather Outlook for the Douglas Shire
The Bureau of Meteorology has released weather data for the next three to four months for the tropical north.