Gulf Country Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Thursday 2 July 2020.

Weather Situation

A high [1025 hPa] over the northern Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the east coast. This high will drift east over the next few days while maintaining the ridge. A trough is moving eastwards across the state and will move offshore during Saturday morning. A second, stronger, high will move over South Australia from Saturday, extending a new ridge across the state over the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h.

Friday 3 July

Sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then turning south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon and evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:40am to 3:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Normanton 20 32
Sunny. Burketown 20 32
Sunny. Doomadgee 19 33
Sunny. Kowanyama 18 32

Saturday 4 July

Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Sunday 5 July

Mostly sunny. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 31.

Monday 6 July

Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. 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 Friday.

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