Gulf Country Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 21 January 2022.

Weather Situation

A trough extends over the far west while another trough extends across the far northern Gulf and Peninsula extending offshore over the northern Coral Sea. A weak ridge extends along the east coast. The trough in the far west will linger over the next two days before contracting west over central Australia over the weekend. Moist and humid conditions will persist near the trough with a risk of isolated heavy falls with storm activity. The ridge will strengthen over the east of the state over the next few days, increasing coastal showers. While a trough extending across the far north of Queensland, could deepen over the weekend and start to drift southward early next week.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:50am to 4:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Normanton 36
Shower or two. Possible storm. Burketown 35
Shower or two. Possible storm. Doomadgee 35
Shower or two. Possible storm. Kowanyama 35

Saturday 22 January

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers near the Northern Territory border, 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 evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 30s.

Sunday 23 January

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers near the coast, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Monday 24 January

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

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

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