Gulf Country District

IDQ10120

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Updated Gulf Country District Forecast

Issued at 8:03 pm EST on Wednesday 26 November 2014
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 30 November 2014.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure extends along the east Queensland coast. The ridge will strengthen on Friday as a new high centre develops over the western Tasman Sea. An upper trough should shift eastwards over southeastern Queensland this evening and overnight. Another upper trough will move north into southern Queensland on Thursday. A slow moving surface trough lies through the southwest of the state. A coastal trough will most likely enter far southern Queensland waters during Thursday afternoon or evening and shift north.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday 26 November

Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Forecast for Thursday 27 November

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the west, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then tending northwest to northeasterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Burketown
Showers. Possible storm.
Min
25
Max
36
Doomadgee
Showers. Storm likely.
Min
26
Max
38
Kowanyama
Possible shower or storm.
Min
26
Max
37
Normanton
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
28
Max
36

Fire Danger: High

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

Forecast for Friday 28 November

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly before dawn then tending northwest to southwesterly in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Burketown
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
36
Doomadgee
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
27
Max
38
Kowanyama
Possible shower.
Min
26
Max
38
Normanton
Possible shower or storm.
Min
28
Max
35

Forecast for Saturday 29 November

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the west, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Burketown
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
25
Max
35
Doomadgee
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
37
Kowanyama
Possible shower or storm.
Min
25
Max
38
Normanton
Possible shower or storm.
Min
26
Max
36

Forecast for Sunday 30 November

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly during the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.

Burketown
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
24
Max
34
Doomadgee
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
25
Max
35
Kowanyama
Possible shower or storm.
Min
25
Max
37
Normanton
Possible shower or storm.
Min
26
Max
34

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

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