Channel Country Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 21 January 2022.

Weather Situation

A trough extends over the far west while another trough extends across the far northern Gulf and Peninsula extending offshore over the northern Coral Sea. A weak ridge extends along the east coast. The trough in the far west will linger over the next two days before contracting west over central Australia over the weekend. Moist and humid conditions will persist near the trough with a risk of isolated heavy falls with storm activity. The ridge will strengthen over the east of the state over the next few days, increasing coastal showers. While a trough extending across the far north of Queensland, could deepen over the weekend and start to drift southward early next week.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers near the Northern Territory border, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe with damaging winds and heavy falls near the Northern Territory border during this afternoon and evening. Winds easterly 30 to 45 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 31 to 37.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:50am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Possible storm. Birdsville 36
Partly cloudy. Thargomindah 34

Saturday 22 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers near the Northern Territory border, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northwest. Winds east to northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Sunday 23 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the northwest, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Monday 24 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible in the north. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending north to northeasterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Friday.

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