Gulf Country Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Thursday 24 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A surface trough lies near the tropical coast. An upper level trough and an associated cloud band extends through northern and central Queensland and should weaken and contract east during tonight and Friday. Another upper level trough will move east over southern Queensland during Friday. A high pressure system over southeastern Australia will move into the Tasman Sea on Friday.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Cloudy. The chance of showers. The chance of thunderstorms in the north this evening. Light winds.

Friday 25 April

Partly cloudy. The chance of showers. The chance of thunderstorms in the east from the early afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly and light increasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 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 25 33
Shower or two. Burketown 24 33
Shower or two. Doomadgee 23 34
A few showers. Kowanyama 25 33

Saturday 26 April

Partly cloudy. Scattered showers, more frequent near the coast. Isolated thunderstorms. Winds east to northeasterly and light tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Sunday 27 April

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Monday 28 April

Mostly sunny. Isolated showers. Isolated thunderstorms in the north. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the afternoon then increasing to 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

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

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