Gulf Country Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 23 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A large high over the southern Tasman Sea will move slowly to the east over the next few days and strengthen, extending a firm ridge through most of Queensland. A slow moving surface trough lies off the coast of southeast Queensland. An upper trough over the southeast interior of Queensland is expected to contract off the southeast coast during today, whilst another more significant upper trough is likely to develop over Queensland early next week.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southeasterly during the afternoon and evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low 30s.

Fire Danger - High

UV Alert from 9:30 am to 3:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Normanton 33
Sunny. Burketown 32
Sunny. Doomadgee 33
Mostly sunny. Kowanyama 33

Sunday 24 August

Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Monday 25 August

Sunny. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Tuesday 26 August

Sunny. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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