Gulf Country District

IDQ10120

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Gulf Country District Forecast

Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Thursday 29 January 2015
for the period until midnight EST Monday 2 February 2015.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A deepening low in the Tasman Sea will combine with a ridge in the Great Australian Bight to extend relatively dry air across much of southern Queensland on Friday which will push northwards into Central Queensland on Saturday. Moist air will persist across the northern tropics over the next few days. An upper trough lying through central districts today will move north into the southeast tropics on Friday.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday 29 January

Clear. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Forecast for Friday 30 January

Sunny. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 36 to 43.

Burketown
Sunny.
Min
23
Max
41
Doomadgee
Sunny.
Min
23
Max
41
Kowanyama
Mostly sunny.
Min
25
Max
35
Normanton
Sunny.
Min
24
Max
38

Fire Danger: High

UV Alert from 8:50 am to 4:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

Forecast for Saturday 31 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 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 36 to 42.

Burketown
Possible shower or storm.
Min
26
Max
39
Doomadgee
Possible shower or storm.
Min
26
Max
41
Kowanyama
Partly cloudy.
Min
25
Max
34
Normanton
Possible shower or storm.
Min
26
Max
37

Forecast for Sunday 1 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 41.

Burketown
Possible shower or storm.
Min
27
Max
38
Doomadgee
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
39
Kowanyama
Shower or two. Storm likely.
Min
25
Max
34
Normanton
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
36

Forecast for Monday 2 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 41.

Burketown
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
27
Max
37
Doomadgee
Shower or two. Storm likely.
Min
26
Max
38
Kowanyama
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
25
Max
34
Normanton
Shower or two. Possible storm.
Min
26
Max
36

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

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