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  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TOMORROW
    Heavy showers 16° 27°
    heavy showers
    Chance of rain: 70%
    Likely amount: 5-10mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:00am EDT 6:27am EDT 8:15pm EDT 8:42pm EDT
    NOW
    18.8° Feels Like: 16.8°
    Relative Humidity: 78%
    Dew: 14.9°
    Wind: SE 18km/h
    Gust: 30km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1016.1hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Forbes
    Now
    19.1°c
    Feels Like:
    16.2°
    Wind:
    E 24km/h
    Gusts:
    33km/h
    Humidity:
    80%
    Heavy showers
     
    16°
    Min
    27°
    Max
    Today in Forbes
    Cloudy. High chance of showers in the S, slight chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible on the plains. Winds E/NE 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 35.
    Tomorrow
    Heavy showers
    16°
    Min
    27°
    Max
    Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers in the S, slight chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NE 15 to 25 km/h tending N 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.
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  6. Warnings

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Cloudy. High chance of showers in the S, slight chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible on the plains. Winds E/NE 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 35.

    Forecast for Forbes (33.3853°S, 148.0079°E, 233m AMSL)
      Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
    Summary Heavy showers Showers easing Clearing shower Late shower Possible shower Clearing shower Mostly sunny
    Minimum 16° 19° 18° 17° 19° 14° 13°
    Maximum 27° 31° 33° 34° 27° 28° 31°
    Chance of rain 70% 40% 40% 60% 50% 70% 40%
    Likely amount 5-10mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 5-10mm 5-10mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme - - -
    Frost risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
      9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
    Wind speed 14
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    5
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    23
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    Wind direction ENE NE NNE NNW ESE SW ENE NNE NNW W SSW SW ESE WNW
    Relative humidity 85% 60% 78% 52% 72% 44% 66% 42% 71% 51% 64% 43% 64% 37%
    Dew point 18°C 18°C 20°C 19°C 20°C 18°C 18°C 18°C 18°C 15°C 13°C 13°C 14°C 13°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Forbes Rain Forecast


    Forbes 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    28
    MEDIUM
    29
    LOW
    30
    LOW
    31
    LOW
    Feb 1
    HIGH
    2
    MEDIUM
    3
    LOW
    4
    MEDIUM
    5
    6
    LOW
    7
    LOW
    8
    LOW
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14
    15
    LOW
    16
    LOW
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    LOW
    22
    23
    LOW
    24
    LOW
    25
    LOW
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Jan28

    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, eastern Australia, the south Pacific, 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 2 February to 6 February, 17 February to 21 February, and 26 February to 2 March. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 2 February to 6 February, 7 February to 11 February, and 3 March to 7 March. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 9 February to 13 February, 13 February to 17 February, and 17 February to 21 February.

    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

    Forbes Rain Forecast


    Forbes 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    2021
    9
    8
    7
    8
    7
    7
    8
    4
    7
    5
    5
    6
    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 Jan 7

    ENSO status: La Niña IOD status: Neutral SAM status: Positive La Niña is likely at its peak which has brought long periods of cloud and rain to eastern and northern Australia.The majority of models predict that La Niña will continue through February, with 3 of 8 predicting to March and most of the models indicating a return to neutral conditions (neither El Niño nor La Niña) in April. Neutral conditions are predicted to continue into the Australian winter. La Nina typically brings above normal rainfall across much of Australia. While La Niña is expected to weaken, above normal rainfall and typical La Niña impacts are still expected. La Niña typically favours periods of positive SAM, which can increase the amount of precipitation along the eastern half of the country, due to prevailing onshore winds. During summer, much of the country is likely to remain wetter than normal, however normal rainfall is expected for western TAS. La Niña typically increases the number of cyclones and brought anearly start to the wet season. During Autumn, many parts of Australia are likely to be wetter than normal, due to warmer waters off the northeast coast of Australia. Southern parts of SA, VIC and most of TAS are likely to observe normal precipitation for the time of year.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Forbes Rain Forecast


    Forbes 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    28
    MEDIUM
    29
    LOW
    30
    LOW
    31
    LOW
    Feb 1
    HIGH
    2
    MEDIUM
    3
    LOW
    4
    MEDIUM
    5
    6
    LOW
    7
    LOW
    8
    LOW
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14
    15
    LOW
    16
    LOW
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    LOW
    22
    23
    LOW
    24
    LOW
    25
    LOW
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Jan28

    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, eastern Australia, the south Pacific, 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 2 February to 6 February, 17 February to 21 February, and 26 February to 2 March. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 2 February to 6 February, 7 February to 11 February, and 3 March to 7 March. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 9 February to 13 February, 13 February to 17 February, and 17 February to 21 February.

    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

    Forbes Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Sunday
    Jan 24
    19.2 °C 39.7 °C
    0.0 mm
    Monday
    Jan 25
    21.6 °C 39.1 °C
    0.0 mm
    Tuesday
    Jan 26
    20.9 °C 36.0 °C
    0.0 mm
    Wednesday
    Jan 27
    21.1 °C 37.0 °C
    1.4 mm
    Thursday
    Jan 28
    19.2 °C 29.7 °C
    0.8 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Forbes minimum temp history (33.3853°S, 148.0079°E, 233m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 39.7° 24/01/2021 Coldest this month 9.3° 18/01/2021
    Hottest on record 45.5 13/01/2017 Coldest on record 7.5 12/01/2012
    Hottest this year 39.7° 24/01/2021 Coldest this year 9.3° 18/01/2021
    Long term average 34.8° Long term average 18.5°
    Average this month 32.4° Average this month 15.7°
    Hottest January On Record Avg. max. temp. 37.4° 2006 Coldest January on record Avg. min. temp. 16.1° 2012
    Forbes rainfall history (33.3853°S, 148.0079°E, 233m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 37.6mm 03/01/2021 Total This Month 106.4mm
    10.0 days
    Long Term Average 28.9mm 5.6 days Wettest January on record 81.4mm 2016
    Driest on record 0.0mm 2002
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    Weather Radar for Australia

  16. Year to Date

    Forbes Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Jan 28.9mm 5.6 day(s)
    Total For 2021 106.4mm 10.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2020 48.4mm 4.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 37.6mm Jan 3
    Lowest Temperature 9.3°C Jan18
    Highest Temperature 39.7°C Jan24
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    Forbes Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 34.8 32.8 29.4 24.7 19.4 15.5 14.7 16.4 20.6 25.1 29.1 31.9 24.5
    Mean Min (°C) 18.5 17.6 14.4 9.6 5.5 3.7 2.6 2.7 5.2 8.7 12.7 15.4 9.7
    Mean Rain (mm) 28.9 49.4 50.2 28.7 32.4 50.7 39.8 34.9 40.6 43.3 43.9 52.3 489.9
    Mean Rain Days 5.6 5.5 5.6 4.6 6.7 12.2 12.2 9.3 7.0 6.8 6.6 6.4 87.4