Gulf Country Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 23 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge and moderate to fresh southeasterly trade winds along the east coast. These trade winds will push a weak surface trough and some moisture inland over the next two days as the high moves slowly east. A surface trough that moves through southern Queensland late in the week will lead to increasing temperatures and fire dangers and the chance of thunderstorms through southern Queensland from Thursday onwards.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers near the Northern Territory border, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the west during this afternoon and evening. Winds northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening then becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:20am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Normanton 37
Possible shower. Burketown 35
Partly cloudy. Doomadgee 37
Sunny. Kowanyama 37

Thursday 24 October

Sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the far northwest near the Northern Territory border. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Friday 25 October

Sunny. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Saturday 26 October

Sunny. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Wednesday.

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