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Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Sunday 24 January 2021.

Weather Situation

The monsoon trough extends over the Gulf, Cape York Peninsula and northern Coral Sea, and is expected to remain slow moving over the next few days. A number of embedded low pressure systems within the trough may deepen over the start of next week, particularly over the western Gulf and the far eastern Coral Sea. A ridge extends along the east coast to the south of the trough, weakening during the start of the week as a trough extends from the Coral Sea into the central and southeastern coastal parts from Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the Northern Territory border, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northwest. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northeasterly in the late evening.

Monday 25 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the northwest, most likely from the late morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 30 with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:40am to 5:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Possible storm. Birdsville 28 38
Sunny. Thargomindah 27 41

Tuesday 26 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly in the middle of the day then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 30 with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Wednesday 27 January

Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 30 km/h before turning southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Thursday 28 January

Hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low 40s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Monday.

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