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Cowra (33.8347°S, 148.6912°E, 319m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Fog then sunny 23°
    fog then sunny
    Chance of rain: 5%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    5:28am EST 5:53am EST 6:03pm EST 6:28pm EST
    NOW
    4.1° Feels Like: 2.8°
    Relative Humidity: 99%
    Dew: 4.0°
    Wind: N 0km/h
    Gust: 0km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1017.5hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Cowra
    Now
    2.5°c
    Feels Like:
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    Wind:
    N 0km/h
    Gusts:
    0km/h
    Humidity:
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    Fog then sunny
     
    Min
    23°
    Max
    Today in Cowra
    Mostly sunny. Patchy morning fog. Winds W 15 to 20 km/h becoming W/NW 25 to 35 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 24.
    Tomorrow
    Mostly sunny
    Min
    16°
    Max
    Mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower about the Blue Mountains in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds W/SW 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 22.
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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Cowra

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Mostly sunny. Patchy morning fog. Winds W 15 to 20 km/h becoming W/NW 25 to 35 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 24.

    Forecast for Cowra (33.8347°S, 148.6912°E, 319m AMSL)
      Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
    Summary Fog then sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly cloudy Rain Rain
    Minimum 10°
    Maximum 23° 16° 19° 20° 22° 19° 20°
    Chance of rain 5% 5% 5% 20% 90% 90% 90%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 5-10mm 10-20mm 5-10mm
    UV index High High High High High - -
    Frost risk Slight Slight Moderate Moderate Nil Nil Nil
      9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
    Wind speed 13
    (km/h)
    25
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    23
    (km/h)
    29
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    Wind direction NNW WNW SW SW ESE ESE ENE NNE NNE NNE NNE N N NNW
    Relative humidity 76% 40% 72% 45% 67% 39% 71% 48% 72% 54% 90% 78% 95% 69%
    Dew point 11°C 8°C 7°C 4°C 6°C 4°C 8°C 8°C 11°C 12°C 14°C 14°C 15°C 13°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Cowra Rain Forecast


    Cowra 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    MEDIUM
    29
    HIGH
    30
    HIGH
    Oct 1
    HIGH
    2
    LOW
    3
    4
    5
    LOW
    6
    MEDIUM
    7
    MEDIUM
    8
    LOW
    9
    LOW
    10
    MEDIUM
    11
    LOW
    12
    MEDIUM
    13
    MEDIUM
    14
    15
    MEDIUM
    16
    LOW
    17
    LOW
    18
    MEDIUM
    19
    20
    LOW
    21
    MEDIUM
    22
    LOW
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Sep23

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has been relatively fast moving in recent weeks. There are four main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, the southeast Pacific, and the Atlantic Ocean.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 7 October to 11 October, 13 October to 17 October, and 22 October to 26 October. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 5 October to 9 October, and 14 October to 18 October. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 28 September to 2 October, 8 October to 12 October, and 14 October to 18 October.

    Forecast Explanation

    This forecast is produced by a multi-model ensemble consisting of dynamical atmospheric models, which are forced by the latest observed atmosphere, ocean, land and ice conditions. The models are designed to simulate features of the real atmosphere, including the daily movement of long and short wave patterns in the Southern Hemisphere.

    The future probability of rain in each district is estimated using output from the multi-model ensemble, combined with historical information about the difference between the model forecasts and observed rainfall.

    In this deterministic framework the skill of the forecast tends to decrease with time, however the forecasts are updated daily to provide the latest estimates of rainfall probability out to 28 days.

  10. 12 Month Rainfall Forecast

    Cowra Rain Forecast


    Cowra 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    2021
    2022
    6
    8
    9
    6
    6
    6
    5
    5
    4
    3
    5
    4
    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 Sep 16

    ENSO status: Neutral, however five of seven models suggest La Niña thresholds may be met again between October and January. IOD status: Neutral, returning from negative values in the recent weeks. SAM status: Positive. The El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is currently neutral. However, there are growing signs that La Niña could redevelop in the Pacific Ocean later this year, which has prompted the US Climate Prediction Centre to increase its prediction of La Niña occurring this year to 70-80 percent. However their thresholds are lower than the Bureau of Meteorology's. Five of seven models forecast temperatures may reach or exceed La Niña thresholds between October and January. Three of seven predicted an established event, which requires La Nina thresholds to be met for three months. La Niña typically brings above average rainfall in northern and eastern Australia. The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is currently neutral, returning from negative values in the recent weeks. Three of five models areforecasting the IOD event will officially end in October, with all models ending the event in December. A negative IOD generates above average rain to southern and eastern Australia. As such, average to above average rainfall is predicted across much of the country this winter and spring.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Cowra Rain Forecast


    Cowra 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    MEDIUM
    29
    HIGH
    30
    HIGH
    Oct 1
    HIGH
    2
    LOW
    3
    4
    5
    LOW
    6
    MEDIUM
    7
    MEDIUM
    8
    LOW
    9
    LOW
    10
    MEDIUM
    11
    LOW
    12
    MEDIUM
    13
    MEDIUM
    14
    15
    MEDIUM
    16
    LOW
    17
    LOW
    18
    MEDIUM
    19
    20
    LOW
    21
    MEDIUM
    22
    LOW
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Sep23

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has been relatively fast moving in recent weeks. There are four main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, the southeast Pacific, and the Atlantic Ocean.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 7 October to 11 October, 13 October to 17 October, and 22 October to 26 October. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 5 October to 9 October, and 14 October to 18 October. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 28 September to 2 October, 8 October to 12 October, and 14 October to 18 October.

    Forecast Explanation

    This forecast is produced by a multi-model ensemble consisting of dynamical atmospheric models, which are forced by the latest observed atmosphere, ocean, land and ice conditions. The models are designed to simulate features of the real atmosphere, including the daily movement of long and short wave patterns in the Southern Hemisphere.

    The future probability of rain in each district is estimated using output from the multi-model ensemble, combined with historical information about the difference between the model forecasts and observed rainfall.

    In this deterministic framework the skill of the forecast tends to decrease with time, however the forecasts are updated daily to provide the latest estimates of rainfall probability out to 28 days.

  12. Popup - Daily historical

  13. Past 5 Days

    Cowra Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Sunday
    Sep 19
    0.9 °C 18.5 °C
    3.8 mm
    Monday
    Sep 20
    4.5 °C 21.2 °C
    0.2 mm
    Tuesday
    Sep 21
    2.9 °C 12.9 °C
    0.0 mm
    Wednesday
    Sep 22
    -0.4 °C 17.2 °C
    0.0 mm
    Thursday
    Sep 23
    1.1 °C 19.0 °C
    0.2 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Cowra minimum temp history (33.8347°S, 148.6912°E, 319m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 24.5° 02/09/2021 Coldest this month -0.4° 22/09/2021
    Hottest on record 29.9 19/09/2011 Coldest on record -4.5 01/09/2012
    Hottest this year 40.2° 24/01/2021 Coldest this year -2.7° 16/05/2021
    Long term average 19.9° Long term average 4.0°
    Average this month 18.4° Average this month 3.9°
    Hottest September On Record Avg. max. temp. 22.4° 2006 Coldest September on record Avg. min. temp. 2.4° 2012
    Cowra rainfall history (33.8347°S, 148.6912°E, 319m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 26.4mm 05/09/2021 Total This Month 44.4mm
    10.0 days
    Long Term Average 41.2mm 8.4 days Wettest September on record 163.2mm 2016
    Driest on record 1.4mm 2007
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    Weather Radar for Australia

  16. Year to Date

    Cowra Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Sep 404.7mm 83.3 day(s)
    Total For 2021 641.2mm 102.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2020 583.8mm 105.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 64.6mm Mar23
    Lowest Temperature -2.7°C May16
    Highest Temperature 40.2°C Jan24
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    Cowra Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 33.9 31.8 28.4 24.0 18.9 15.0 14.2 15.9 19.9 24.7 28.1 31.0 23.8
    Mean Min (°C) 17.3 16.4 13.6 8.7 4.7 3.6 2.3 2.4 4.0 7.3 11.6 14.4 8.8
    Mean Rain (mm) 40.1 56.3 61.5 32.4 33.1 54.5 48.0 37.6 41.2 41.5 59.9 63.0 541.1
    Mean Rain Days 7.5 6.9 7.4 5.1 7.2 14.0 15.2 11.6 8.4 7.6 8.8 7.8 104.4