Gulf Country Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 21 November 2017.

Weather Situation

A large, slow moving high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge along the Queensland coast, which will remain in place through the week. A broad area of low pressure is developing over the northern interior of the continent and will remain slow moving this week. This setup will lead to tropical moisture extending through much of northern, central and western Queensland over the next few days. A series of upper troughs will maintain unstable conditions across much of the state through the week.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the east, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Wednesday 22 November

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers and thunderstorms, possibly severe. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:20am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Storm likely. Normanton 24 33
Showers. Storm likely. Burketown 23 33
Showers. Storm likely. Doomadgee 23 33
Shower or two. Kowanyama 24 35

Thursday 23 November

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe inland from the late morning. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

Friday 24 November

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Saturday 25 November

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 30s.

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

Product IDQ10120