Gulf Country Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 25 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A trough over central Queensland extends cloudy conditions through the northern half of the state. The trough will weaken and contract north during the weekend. An upper level trough will shift east over southeastern Queensland today. Another trough should shift north from New South Wales into southeastern Queensland late Sunday or on Monday. A high pressure system over southeastern Australia will move east over the Tasman Sea during the next few days. A stronger high will shift east into the Tasman Sea late Sunday, extending a firm ridge along the east Queensland coast.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. The chance of thunderstorms in the west, extending throughout from the late morning. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:20 am to 3:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two developing. Normanton 33
A few showers. Burketown 32
A few showers. Doomadgee 33
A few showers. Kowanyama 32

Saturday 26 April

Partly cloudy. Isolated to scattered showers and the chance of thunderstorms. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Sunday 27 April

Mostly sunny. The chance of showers. The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Monday 28 April

Mostly sunny. The chance of showers in the north, clearing during the morning, then the chance of showers in the evening. The chance of thunderstorms in the north in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to southeasterly and light increasing to 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 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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