Gulf Country Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Sunday 24 January 2021.

Weather Situation

The monsoon trough extends over the Gulf, Cape York Peninsula and northern Coral Sea, and is expected to remain slow moving over the next few days. A number of embedded low pressure systems within the trough may deepen over the start of next week, particularly over the western Gulf and the far eastern Coral Sea. A ridge extends along the east coast to the south of the trough, weakening during the start of the week as a trough extends from the Coral Sea into the central and southeastern coastal parts from Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm near the east coast. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Monday 25 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers near the east coast, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:40am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Normanton 25 36
Possible storm. Burketown 25 35
Possible storm. Doomadgee 23 36
Shower or two. Possible storm. Kowanyama 25 34

Tuesday 26 January

Mostly sunny. Medium (60%) chance of showers near the east coast, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending north to northeasterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 39.

Wednesday 27 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers near the east coast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible in the north. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 39.

Thursday 28 January

Hot. Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers near the east coast, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible near the east coast. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 40.

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

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