Gulf Country Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast updated at 5:46 pm EST on Thursday 22 June 2017.

Weather Situation

A slow moving high pressure system over southeastern Australia will continue to weaken through the remainder of today and Friday. A new, weak high pressure system will develop over the southern Coral Sea over the weekend. Moist onshore winds about the east tropical coast will lead to some showers and drizzle areas throughout the forecast period. Fine and mostly sunny conditions will persist over much of the remainder of the state, with some early frost patches expected over the southern and central interior. Daytime temperatures will increase further over the interior and southeast of the state from Friday and these warm June temperatures will persist into early next week.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Clear. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Friday 23 June

Sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 10:00am to 3:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Normanton 16 30
Sunny. Burketown 15 29
Sunny. Doomadgee 14 30
Sunny. Kowanyama 16 31

Saturday 24 June

Sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Sunday 25 June

Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Monday 26 June

Sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

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

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