Gulf Country Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:56 pm EST on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A tropical low [1000 hPa] near Normanton in the Gulf country is moving slowly south. A trough extends from the low across northern tropics towards the coast near Cairns. The trough and low will deepen today and Wednesday with heavy falls and possible damaging winds near the tropical low. Moist and unstable air through most of central and northern Queensland will support shower and thunderstorm activity, with locally heavy falls possible with any shower or thunderstorm, mainly over the central coast and nearby inland. A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge along the southern Queensland coast, leading to stable conditions in the southeast with just the slight chance of a shower.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible heavy falls. Winds northeast to southeasterly 20 to 25 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening.

Wednesday 29 January

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely. Heavy falls possible. Winds north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers, storms, heavy falls. Normanton 24 31
Showers, storm, possible heavy falls. Burketown 25 34
Showers, storm, possible heavy falls. Doomadgee 25 33
Showers, storm, possible heavy falls. Kowanyama 25 30

Thursday 30 January

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely with possible heavy falls. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Friday 31 January

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Saturday 1 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

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

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