Gulf Country Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Monday 18 October 2021.

Weather Situation

A weak high is gradually moving east over the Tasman Sea extending a weak ridge across most of the state. A weak trough lies over the northern interior, extending south and lingering across the central and southeastern interior today. The trough will combine with an upper trough to produce showers and possibly severe thunderstorm activity early in the week. A second stronger high will move into the southern Tasman Sea by the middle of next week. The next trough looks likely to enter the southwest of the state from Thursday.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north this afternoon. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon then tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 40.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Normanton 38
Sunny. Burketown 39
Sunny. Doomadgee 43
Mostly sunny. Kowanyama 39

Tuesday 19 October

Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Wednesday 20 October

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the east coast in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 38 to 43.

Thursday 21 October

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower inland in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 38 to 43.

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

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