Gulf Country District

IDQ10120

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Gulf Country District Forecast

Issued at 5:00 am EST on Tuesday 25 November 2014
for the period until midnight EST Friday 28 November 2014.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure extends along the east Queensland coast. A high will shift slowly east over the Great Australian Bight during the next few days, reinforcing the ridge as it nears Tasmania on Thursday. An upper trough extends from the northwest of the state into the southern interior and should shift east over southeastern Queensland on Wednesday. Another upper trough will move north from New South Wales 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 Tuesday 25 November

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.

Burketown
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Max
36
Doomadgee
Shower or two. Storm likely.
Max
37
Kowanyama
Mostly sunny.
Max
38
Normanton
Possible shower or storm.
Max
36

Fire Danger: High

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

Forecast for Wednesday 26 November

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening then tending northwest to southwesterly in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Burketown
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
37
Doomadgee
Showers. Storm likely.
Min
26
Max
37
Kowanyama
Possible shower.
Min
26
Max
39
Normanton
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
27
Max
37

Forecast for Thursday 27 November

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the west, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming northwest to northeasterly 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
37
Doomadgee
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
25
Max
38
Kowanyama
Possible shower or storm.
Min
25
Max
37
Normanton
Possible shower or storm.
Min
27
Max
36

Forecast for Friday 28 November

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of thunderstorms. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light 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
26
Max
36
Doomadgee
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
38
Kowanyama
Possible shower or storm.
Min
25
Max
38
Normanton
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
27
Max
34

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

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