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Backwater (30.0754°S, 151.8805°E, 1198m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Windy 11°
    Chance of rain: 5%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    5:59am EST 6:24am EST 5:30pm EST 5:55pm EST
    NOW
    10.3° Feels Like: 5.2°
    Relative Humidity: 64%
    Dew: 3.8°
    Wind: WNW 19km/h
    Gust: WNW 19km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1017.5hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Backwater
    Now
    7.8°c
    Feels Like:
    0.0°
    Wind:
    WNW 28km/h
    Gusts:
    33km/h
    Humidity:
    49%
    Windy
     
    Min
    11°
    Max
    Today in Backwater
    Sunny. Winds W/NW 25 to 35 km/h turning SW 30 to 45 km/h during the morning and early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 12 and 23.
    Tomorrow
    Frost then sunny
    -3°
    Min
    12°
    Max
    Mostly sunny. Areas of frost in the morning, mainly on and west of the ranges. Winds SW 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h before dawn. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 5 and 5 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 21.
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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Backwater

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Sunny. Winds W/NW 25 to 35 km/h turning SW 30 to 45 km/h during the morning and early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 12 and 23.

    Forecast for Backwater (30.0754°S, 151.8805°E, 1198m AMSL)
      Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    Summary Windy Frost then sunny Windy Windy Frost then sunny Frost then sunny Mostly sunny
    Minimum -3° -1° -1°
    Maximum 11° 12° 11° 10° 15° 16° 16°
    Chance of rain 5% 20% 20% 20% 5% 5% 5%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - -
    Frost risk Slight Severe Severe Moderate Severe High Moderate
      9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
    Wind speed 21
    (km/h)
    27
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    26
    (km/h)
    27
    (km/h)
    28
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    Wind direction WSW WSW SW WSW WSW WSW WSW WSW S S NW WNW NW WNW
    Relative humidity 46% 37% 47% 33% 75% 54% 74% 58% 47% 36% 48% 40% 50% 38%
    Dew point -3°C -4°C -5°C -4°C 1°C 2°C 2°C 2°C -3°C 0°C 0°C 2°C 2°C 2°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Backwater Rain Forecast


    Backwater 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    LOW
    29
    30
    31
    Sep 1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    LOW
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14
    LOW
    15
    LOW
    16
    LOW
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug18

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are six main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Western Australia, New Zealand, the south Pacific, and South America.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 26 August to 30 August, 10 September to 14 September, and 15 September to 19 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 16 August to 20 August. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 25 August to 29 August, 11 September to 15 September, and 15 September to 19 September.

  10. 12 Month Rainfall Forecast

    Backwater Rain Forecast


    Backwater 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    2019
    2020
    3
    4
    5
    5
    6
    6
    7
    6
    7
    6
    8
    5
    10
    5
    0
    1
    2 - 3
    4 - 7
    8 - 9
    10
    Well below normal
    Below normal
    Near normal
    Above normal
    Well above normal

    Issue Notes - Issued Aug 8

    ENSO status: Neutral IOD status: Positive Sea surface temperatures (SST's) continued a cooling trend over the central Pacific during July. The Nino3.4 index lingered at about 0.5 through the month of July. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) recorded a value of -5.6 in July, which is now in neutral territory. Current consensus suggests warmer than average SSTs will remain across the equatorial Pacific Ocean through the austral spring, but well within neutral values. Although, six out of eight international models maintain a warmer than average Pacific Ocean through the remainder of 2019, none of these are reaching El Nino thresholds during the 2019/2020 summer. Moreover, the IRI ENSO forecast suggests less than 50% of another El Nino developing over the next 12 months. On the other hand, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) remains strongly positive. Six out of six international models maintain a positive event until mid-spring. The climate outlook for the four weeks left in winter and spring, favours average-to-below average rainfall across the southern half of Australia, in particular over the eastern half of the continent. During Positive IODs, central and southeastern Australia tend to see a reduction in rainfall during the end of winter and the first half of spring due to a reduction of moisture streaming from the northwest. SST's along the eastern seaboard remain significantly warmer than average (especially off NSW) maintaining a high risk of extreme weather events such as East Coast Lows (ECLs). These can bring intense periods of rainfall east of the Great Dividing Range, leading to flash flooding.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Backwater Rain Forecast


    Backwater 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    LOW
    29
    30
    31
    Sep 1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    LOW
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14
    LOW
    15
    LOW
    16
    LOW
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug18

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are six main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Western Australia, New Zealand, the south Pacific, and South America.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 26 August to 30 August, 10 September to 14 September, and 15 September to 19 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 16 August to 20 August. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 25 August to 29 August, 11 September to 15 September, and 15 September to 19 September.

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  13. Past 5 Days

    Backwater Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Wednesday
    Aug 14
    0.8 °C 14.0 °C
    0.0 mm
    Thursday
    Aug 15
    1.6 °C 14.3 °C
    0.0 mm
    Friday
    Aug 16
    2.1 °C 15.3 °C
    0.0 mm
    Saturday
    Aug 17
    4.0 °C 16.8 °C
    0.0 mm
    Sunday
    Aug 18
    2.8 °C -
    0.0 mm
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  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Backwater minimum temp history (30.0754°S, 151.8805°E, 1198m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 17.0° 17/08/2019 Coldest this month -3.8° 12/08/2019
    Hottest on record 25.2 24/08/2009 Coldest on record -7.0 01/08/1985
    Hottest this year 33.8° 19/01/2019 Coldest this year -6.0° 31/05/2019
    Long term average 12.1° Long term average 1.3°
    Average this month 13.0° Average this month 0.9°
    Hottest August On Record Avg. max. temp. 16.2° 2009 Coldest August on record Avg. min. temp. -0.6° 2008
    Backwater rainfall history (30.0754°S, 151.8805°E, 1198m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 4.2mm 08/08/2019 Total This Month 10.6mm
    4.0 days
    Long Term Average 54.2mm 8.8 days Wettest August on record 138.0mm 2009
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  16. Year to Date

    Backwater Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Aug 565.3mm 83.7 day(s)
    Total For 2019 205.4mm 45.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2018 286.2mm 49.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 32.4mm Mar31
    Lowest Temperature -6.0°C May31
    Highest Temperature 33.8°C Jan19
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  18. Climatology

    Backwater Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 24.0 23.2 21.3 18.0 14.5 11.1 10.4 12.1 15.4 18.5 20.7 22.6 17.6
    Mean Min (°C) 12.1 11.9 10.1 7.0 4.1 1.8 0.8 1.3 3.8 6.4 8.9 10.7 6.5
    Mean Rain (mm) 121.3 103.9 72.2 52.0 53.5 51.1 57.1 54.2 59.1 73.2 106.4 110.5 916.4
    Mean Rain Days 11.6 11.2 10.4 9.0 9.9 11.5 11.3 8.8 8.6 9.6 11.4 11.8 120.7