Gulf Country District

IDQ10120

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Gulf Country District Forecast

Issued at 5:00 am EST on Sunday 21 December 2014
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 24 December 2014.

Warning Information

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300-659-219* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A high over the western Tasman Sea extends a strengthening ridge along the east coast of Queensland. The high will move slowly eastwards and then stall near New Zealand early to mid next week. A surface trough extends over the southern inland of Queensland, and will move westwards to merge with a new trough that will move from central Australia into far western Queensland on Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday 21 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.

Burketown
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Max
36
Doomadgee
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Max
37
Kowanyama
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Max
36
Normanton
Showers. Possible storm.
Max
35

Fire Danger: High

UV Alert from 8:40 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

Forecast for Monday 22 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the early afternoon. 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
36
Doomadgee
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
25
Max
37
Kowanyama
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
25
Max
36
Normanton
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
36

Forecast for Tuesday 23 December

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

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

Forecast for Wednesday 24 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the west, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming west 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
Possible shower or storm.
Min
25
Max
37
Doomadgee
Possible shower or storm.
Min
25
Max
38
Kowanyama
Possible shower.
Min
25
Max
36
Normanton
Possible shower or storm.
Min
27
Max
36

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

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