Gulf Country Forecast

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast updated at 4:32 pm EST on Friday 19 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over southeast Australia will move slowly eastwards over the next few days whilst strengthening. The high will lead to a firm ridge of high pressure developing along the east coast of Queensland over the weekend and early next week. An upper trough will enter the southwest of the state on Sunday and move eastwards over the Queensland interior on Monday before contracting off the east coast during Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Clear. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h.

Saturday 20 September

Sunny. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Fire Danger - High

UV Alert from 8:50 am to 4:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Normanton 19 37
Sunny. Burketown 16 35
Sunny. Doomadgee 16 38
Sunny. Kowanyama 17 36

Sunday 21 September

Mostly sunny. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Monday 22 September

Partly cloudy. Winds southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly during the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Tuesday 23 September

Partly cloudy. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northeasterly during the afternoon then tending southeast to southwesterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

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

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