Gulf Country Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 22 June 2018.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure extends across southern Australia and into the southern Tasman Sea. Another ridge extends along the east coast of Queensland. These features will maintain fine and mostly sunny conditions through most of Queensland over the next few days, although winds over eastern districts will tend more to the southeast, with shower activity along or near much of the east coast. An upper level trough will develop over central Australia and move slowly eastwards towards western Queensland over the weekend and early next week, although dry air in the low levels across western Queensland will limit its impact in the short term to just a few showers over the west and some high cloud over northwest, central and eventually southeast parts of the state.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Sunny. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:50am to 3:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Normanton 29
Sunny. Burketown 28
Sunny. Doomadgee 29
Sunny. Kowanyama 31

Saturday 23 June

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Sunday 24 June

Sunny. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Monday 25 June

Partly cloudy. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h turning south to southeasterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

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

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