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  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Rain 14°
    Chance of rain: 80%
    Likely amount: 5-10mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:33am EST 6:59am EST 5:39pm EST 6:06pm EST
    NOW
    9.3° Feels Like: 5.1°
    Relative Humidity: 80%
    Dew: 6.0°
    Wind: E 17km/h
    Gust: 20km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure:  
  3. Today Weather

    Howlong
    Now
    5.4°c
    Feels Like:
    4.4°
    Wind:
    N 0km/h
    Gusts:
    0km/h
    Humidity:
    100%
    Rain
     
    Min
    14°
    Max
    Today in Howlong
    Partly cloudy. Very high chance of showers in the southeast, high chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Winds N/NE 15 to 25 km/h tending N/NW in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 14 and 20.
    Tomorrow
    Possible shower
    Min
    17°
    Max
    Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers in the southeast, slight chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the southeast in the early morning. Areas of morning fog. Light winds becoming NW 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 21.
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  6. Warnings

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  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Partly cloudy. Very high chance of showers in the southeast, high chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Winds N/NE 15 to 25 km/h tending N/NW in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 14 and 20.

    Forecast for Howlong (35.9795°S, 146.6253°E, 142m AMSL)
      Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue
    Summary Rain Possible shower Possible shower Late shower Showers Possible shower Rain
    Minimum
    Maximum 14° 17° 16° 16° 14° 14° 13°
    Chance of rain 80% 80% 80% 80% 50% 90% 90%
    Likely amount 5-10mm 1-5mm 5-10mm 1-5mm < 1mm 1-5mm 10-20mm
    UV index - - - - - - -
    Frost risk Slight Slight Nil Slight Moderate High Moderate
      9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
    Wind speed 15
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    7
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    4
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    7
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    5
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    Wind direction ENE NE NE NNE E NNE SW W W W N NW NE NNW
    Relative humidity 98% 84% 100% 78% 100% 82% 100% 76% 100% 74% 100% 67% 100% 80%
    Dew point 10°C 11°C 10°C 12°C 11°C 12°C 10°C 11°C 9°C 9°C 7°C 8°C 7°C 8°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Howlong Rain Forecast


    Howlong 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    12
    MEDIUM
    13
    MEDIUM
    14
    MEDIUM
    15
    HIGH
    16
    MEDIUM
    17
    MEDIUM
    18
    MEDIUM
    19
    LOW
    20
    21
    LOW
    22
    MEDIUM
    23
    MEDIUM
    24
    LOW
    25
    LOW
    26
    MEDIUM
    27
    LOW
    28
    LOW
    29
    LOW
    30
    LOW
    31
    MEDIUM
    Sep 1
    MEDIUM
    2
    LOW
    3
    4
    LOW
    5
    MEDIUM
    6
    LOW
    7
    LOW
    8
    9
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug11

    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 southwest Indian Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Western Australia, eastern Australia, 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 20 August to 24 August, 29 August to 2 September, and 10 September to 14 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 24 August to 28 August, and 7 September to 11 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 20 August to 24 August, 29 August to 2 September, and 11 September to 15 September.

    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

    Howlong Rain Forecast


    Howlong 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    2020
    2021
    6
    7
    8
    8
    8
    7
    8
    7
    4
    5
    8
    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 5

    ENSO status: La Nina Watch IOD status: Neutral SAM status: Positive Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial central Pacific show a slight decrease in the intensity of cooling compared to June, with the Nino3.4 index registering a value of 0.0 in July. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) recorded a value of 4.2 in the same month, a swing into positive values compared to June. The current outlook suggests that cooler than average SSTs will continue across the equatorial pacific through the end of winter and potentially reach La Nina thresholds by mid-spring. All eight international models continue to suggest a cooler side of neutral for the region throughout the remainder of the Austral winter and through spring, with four of these indicating La Nina by Spring. The current International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) outlook suggests a 54:41 chance for La Nina:Neutral conditions by the end of the Austral spring. To the west of Australia, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) remains neutral. Two of the six international models indicate a negative IOD becoming established during the Austral spring, with the remaining four indicating a neutral phase. Of the four neutral models, including the BOM, three are trending slightly negative within the neutral zone by early spring, with only the Canadian model trending positive. In terms of precipitation over Australia, the current short-term outlook favours above average rainfall across most of Australia over the next fortnight, with the exception of western TAS, far southern VIC, and northern QLD and the NT. These expected wetter than average conditions will likely be due to the passage of moisture troughs inland and fronts, in part driven by the positive SAM. Models are then indicating a continued trend to above average rainfall for inland SA, all but the far north of the NT, western, central and southern QLD, northern and western NSW and parts of southern WA. Parts of WA’s Pilbara and Kimberley however are showing signs of below average rainfall into early spring.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Howlong Rain Forecast


    Howlong 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    12
    MEDIUM
    13
    MEDIUM
    14
    MEDIUM
    15
    HIGH
    16
    MEDIUM
    17
    MEDIUM
    18
    MEDIUM
    19
    LOW
    20
    21
    LOW
    22
    MEDIUM
    23
    MEDIUM
    24
    LOW
    25
    LOW
    26
    MEDIUM
    27
    LOW
    28
    LOW
    29
    LOW
    30
    LOW
    31
    MEDIUM
    Sep 1
    MEDIUM
    2
    LOW
    3
    4
    LOW
    5
    MEDIUM
    6
    LOW
    7
    LOW
    8
    9
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug11

    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 southwest Indian Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Western Australia, eastern Australia, 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 20 August to 24 August, 29 August to 2 September, and 10 September to 14 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 24 August to 28 August, and 7 September to 11 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 20 August to 24 August, 29 August to 2 September, and 11 September to 15 September.

    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

    Howlong Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Friday
    Aug 07
    -1.6 °C 10.7 °C
    0.0 mm
    Saturday
    Aug 08
    4.8 °C 13.7 °C
    17.4 mm
    Sunday
    Aug 09
    6.1 °C 16.3 °C
    2.4 mm
    Monday
    Aug 10
    -0.9 °C 16.7 °C
    0.0 mm
    Tuesday
    Aug 11
    -1.5 °C 14.4 °C
    0.2 mm
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  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Howlong minimum temp history (35.9795°S, 146.6253°E, 142m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 16.7° 10/08/2020 Coldest this month -4.8° 06/08/2020
    Hottest on record 24.9 29/08/1982 Coldest on record -6.1 02/08/1929
    Hottest this year 46.2° 31/01/2020 Coldest this year -4.8° 06/08/2020
    Long term average 14.1° Long term average 2.7°
    Average this month 13.7° Average this month 0.5°
    Hottest August On Record Avg. max. temp. 17.7° 1982 Coldest August on record Avg. min. temp. -0.4° 2014
    Howlong rainfall history (35.9795°S, 146.6253°E, 142m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 17.4mm 08/08/2020 Total This Month 21.0mm
    5.0 days
    Long Term Average 60.4mm 13.9 days Wettest August on record 141.7mm 1939
    Driest on record 1.5mm 1944
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    Weather Radar for NSW/ACT

  16. Year to Date

    Howlong Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Aug 385.7mm 72.6 day(s)
    Total For 2020 395.2mm 83.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2019 251.0mm 73.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 57.0mm Mar 5
    Lowest Temperature -4.8°C Aug 6
    Highest Temperature 46.2°C Jan31
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    Howlong Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 31.3 30.8 27.4 21.9 17.0 13.4 12.4 14.1 17.2 21.0 25.4 29.2 21.7
    Mean Min (°C) 13.6 13.9 10.9 7.0 4.3 2.5 2.0 2.7 4.2 6.2 8.7 11.4 7.3
    Mean Rain (mm) 37.5 38.0 38.9 40.3 51.6 57.2 61.8 60.4 54.5 57.9 44.7 44.3 586.6
    Mean Rain Days 5.1 4.9 5.3 6.8 9.8 12.4 14.4 13.9 10.8 9.7 7.5 6.2 106.0