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Leighwood (34.2°S, 149.625°E, 757m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Rain
    Chance of rain: 80%
    Likely amount: 1-5mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:03am EST 6:28am EST 5:38pm EST 6:03pm EST
    NOW
    6.2° Feels Like: 2.8°
    Relative Humidity: 100%
    Dew: 6.2°
    Wind: SSE 13km/h
    Gust: SSE 13km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 1.4mm
    Pressure: 1021.7hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Leighwood
    Now
    7.7°c
    Feels Like:
    4.3°
    Wind:
    E 13km/h
    Gusts:
    17km/h
    Humidity:
    91%
    Rain
     
    Min
    Max
    Today in Leighwood
    Partly cloudy. Areas of fog and frost in the west early this morning. High chance of showers on and east of the ranges, slight chance elsewhere. Winds NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 10 and 19.
    Tomorrow
    Possible shower
    Min
    11°
    Max
    Partly cloudy. Areas of fog in the early morning. High chance of showers about the Blue Mountains, medium chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 20.
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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Leighwood

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Partly cloudy. Areas of fog and frost in the west early this morning. High chance of showers on and east of the ranges, slight chance elsewhere. Winds NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 10 and 19.

    Forecast for Leighwood (34.2°S, 149.625°E, 757m AMSL)
      Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    Summary Rain Possible shower Fog then sunny Rain Heavy showers Possible shower Fog then sunny
    Minimum
    Maximum 11° 13° 12° 16°
    Chance of rain 80% 80% 40% 90% 90% 90% 20%
    Likely amount 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm 20-40mm 20-40mm 1-5mm < 1mm
    UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - -
    Frost risk Nil Nil Slight Slight Nil Nil Nil
      9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
    Wind speed 10
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    Wind direction SE ESE ESE ESE NW W S SSE SSE SSE SSE SSE W W
    Relative humidity 96% 88% 94% 73% 83% 53% 80% 76% 91% 84% 91% 78% 75% 59%
    Dew point 6°C 7°C 7°C 6°C 7°C 3°C 3°C 4°C 6°C 7°C 9°C 9°C 8°C 8°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Leighwood Rain Forecast


    Leighwood 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    26
    MEDIUM
    27
    MEDIUM
    28
    LOW
    29
    HIGH
    30
    MEDIUM
    31
    LOW
    Sep 1
    2
    LOW
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    LOW
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    MEDIUM
    14
    LOW
    15
    LOW
    16
    17
    18
    MEDIUM
    19
    MEDIUM
    20
    21
    HIGH
    22
    MEDIUM
    23
    LOW
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug26

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are five main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Western 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 5 September to 9 September, 11 September to 15 September, and 19 September to 23 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 24 August to 28 August. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 5 September to 9 September, 11 September to 15 September, and 19 September to 23 September.

  10. 12 Month Rainfall Forecast

    Leighwood Rain Forecast


    Leighwood 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    2019
    2020
    4
    4
    4
    5
    5
    5
    7
    6
    5
    4
    7
    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

    Leighwood Rain Forecast


    Leighwood 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    26
    MEDIUM
    27
    MEDIUM
    28
    LOW
    29
    HIGH
    30
    MEDIUM
    31
    LOW
    Sep 1
    2
    LOW
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    LOW
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    MEDIUM
    14
    LOW
    15
    LOW
    16
    17
    18
    MEDIUM
    19
    MEDIUM
    20
    21
    HIGH
    22
    MEDIUM
    23
    LOW
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug26

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are five main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Western 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 5 September to 9 September, 11 September to 15 September, and 19 September to 23 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 24 August to 28 August. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 5 September to 9 September, 11 September to 15 September, and 19 September to 23 September.

  12. Popup - Daily historical

  13. Past 5 Days

    Leighwood Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Thursday
    Aug 22
    6.0 °C 12.0 °C
    0.0 mm
    Friday
    Aug 23
    -6.5 °C -
    0.0 mm
    Saturday
    Aug 24
    - 15.5 °C
    0.0 mm
    Sunday
    Aug 25
    0.5 °C 17.5 °C
    0.0 mm
    Monday
    Aug 26
    2.5 °C -
    0.0 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Leighwood minimum temp history (34.2°S, 149.625°E, 757m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 20.0° 18/08/2019 Coldest this month -7.0° 11/08/2019
    Hottest on record 22.4 30/08/1982 Coldest on record -7.3 06/08/1974
    Hottest this year 39.0° 17/01/2019 Coldest this year -7.0° 11/08/2019
    Long term average 11.8° Long term average 1.3°
    Average this month 12.1° Average this month -1.2°
    Hottest August On Record Avg. max. temp. 14.7° 1995 Coldest August on record Avg. min. temp. -0.4° 1994
    Leighwood rainfall history (34.2°S, 149.625°E, 757m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 8.0mm 09/08/2019 Total This Month 27.3mm
    8.0 days
    Long Term Average 64.5mm 10.9 days Wettest August on record 274.8mm 1995
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  16. Year to Date

    Leighwood Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Aug 521.2mm 79.9 day(s)
    Total For 2019 438.5mm 84.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2018 337.6mm 79.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 62.0mm Feb 4
    Lowest Temperature -7.0°C Aug11
    Highest Temperature 39.0°C Jan17
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Leighwood Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 26.1 24.9 22.5 18.7 14.5 11.2 10.3 11.8 15.0 18.4 21.5 24.3 18.2
    Mean Min (°C) 12.0 12.0 9.9 6.3 3.3 1.8 0.6 1.3 3.2 5.4 7.8 9.9 6.1
    Mean Rain (mm) 70.5 67.7 65.4 55.3 54.5 76.2 67.1 64.5 60.4 68.4 65.2 63.5 778.6
    Mean Rain Days 8.9 9.0 9.0 8.5 9.5 12.1 12.0 10.9 10.0 9.6 8.9 8.6 112.7