Gulf Country Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

Weather Situation

A high over eastern Australia extends a weak ridge over southern Queensland. A trough lingers near the North Tropical Coast, and may move over land briefly tomorrow before moving back over water on Thursday. A second trough will move into the southwest today, crossing the south of the state tomorrow and pushing off the southeast coast late on Wednesday. A ridge will slowly build across the south of the state in the wake of the trough through the latter part of the week.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the east, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east. Light winds.

Wednesday 21 April

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the east, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:10am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Possible storm. Normanton 24 31
Shower or two. Burketown 23 32
Possible shower. Doomadgee 22 33
Showers. Possible storm. Kowanyama 23 31

Thursday 22 April

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain in the east, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 33.

Friday 23 April

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the north, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.

Saturday 24 April

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower near the east coast, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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