Gulf Country Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 22 September 2020.

Weather Situation

A high east of New Zealand extends a weakening ridge over eastern Queensland. A trough over the southeastern inland will move eastwards across southeastern and central Queensland over the next few days. A new ridge of high pressure will extend across the state in the wake of the trough, While a weakening cold front, will move across the southern and southeastern parts of the state during Friday and Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the Northern Territory border early this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm inland early this evening. Light winds becoming southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Wednesday 23 September

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the Northern Territory border, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the early morning. Winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending south to southeasterly in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:40am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Normanton 25 36
Sunny. Burketown 24 36
Mostly sunny. Doomadgee 23 39
Sunny. Kowanyama 23 38

Thursday 24 September

Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Friday 25 September

Sunny. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly during the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Saturday 26 September

Sunny. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

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

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