Gulf Country Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A ridge and dry airmass will dominate weather over much of the state during the next few days, with daytime temperatures remaining above average through southern, central and western districts. A trough will shift east over southern Queensland on Friday, with warm northerly winds to its east tending cool southwesterly in its wake. Little to no rain is expected with the trough passage. A strong high pressure system will enter the Great Australian Bight on Friday, extending a firm ridge into western Queensland in the wake of the trough.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Clear. Light winds.

Thursday 31 July

Sunny. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 9:50 am to 3:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Normanton 17 31
Sunny. Burketown 15 31
Sunny. Doomadgee 13 33
Sunny. Kowanyama 15 32

Friday 1 August

Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Saturday 2 August

Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

Sunday 3 August

Sunny. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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