Gulf Country Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 10 December 2022.

Weather Situation

A trough will stall over central parts of the state during the rest of today before weakening. A high west of Tasmania extends a ridge over western and southern districts in the wake of the trough. Another trough will enter the southwest of the state during Sunday, and across eastern district during Monday or Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the east coast in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southeasterly in the late afternoon then tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 40s.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:20am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Normanton 42
Sunny. Burketown 44
Sunny. Doomadgee 45
Possible shower or storm. Kowanyama 37

Sunday 11 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower near the east coast, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming northwest to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 38 to 43.

Monday 12 December

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Tuesday 13 December

Mostly sunny. Medium (50%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 36 to 41.

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

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