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  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Sunny 18° 38°
    Chance of rain: 5%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    5:53am EDT 6:20am EDT 8:14pm EDT 8:41pm EDT
    NOW
    36.7° Feels Like: 29.3°
    Relative Humidity: 12%
    Dew: 2.7°
    Wind: NNW 30km/h
    Gust: 44km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1007.4hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Orana Heights
    Now
    37.6°c
    Feels Like:
    30.8°
    Wind:
    WNW 24km/h
    Gusts:
    35km/h
    Humidity:
    9%
    Sunny
     
    18°
    Min
    38°
    Max
    Today in Orana Heights
    Hot and sunny. Possible raised dust this afternoon and evening. Winds N/NE 15 to 20 km/h turning NW 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then tending N 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 40.
    Tomorrow
    Possible thunderstorm
    25°
    Min
    41°
    Max
    Hot. Partly cloudy. Areas of raised dust, possibly thick. Slight chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm with gusty winds. Winds N 20 to 30 km/h tending N/NW 30 to 45 km/h in the morning then shifting S/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 42.
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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Orana Heights

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Hot and sunny. Possible raised dust this afternoon and evening. Winds N/NE 15 to 20 km/h turning NW 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then tending N 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 40.

    Forecast for Orana Heights (32.25°S, 148.6166°E, 279m AMSL)
      Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue
    Summary Sunny Possible thunderstorm Mostly sunny Sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny
    Minimum 18° 25° 22° 19° 22° 23° 21°
    Maximum 38° 41° 36° 37° 35° 33° 35°
    Chance of rain 5% 70% 60% 30% 70% 90% 80%
    Likely amount < 1mm 5-10mm 1-5mm < 1mm 5-10mm 5-10mm 5-10mm
    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 16
    (km/h)
    24
    (km/h)
    38
    (km/h)
    37
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    23
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    Wind direction ENE NNW N NW WSW WSW ESE W ENE NNW NNE N NNW NW
    Relative humidity 37% 11% 33% 22% 60% 31% 58% 27% 64% 33% 73% 44% 67% 46%
    Dew point 10°C 2°C 15°C 16°C 18°C 16°C 16°C 14°C 19°C 16°C 22°C 20°C 19°C 21°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Orana Heights Rain Forecast


    Orana Heights 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    22
    23
    MEDIUM
    24
    LOW
    25
    26
    MEDIUM
    27
    MEDIUM
    28
    MEDIUM
    29
    LOW
    30
    31
    Feb 1
    LOW
    2
    LOW
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    LOW
    12
    13
    14
    15
    16
    17
    18
    19
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Jan22

    Issue Notes

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

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 30 January to 3 February, 13 February to 17 February, and 21 February to 25 February. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 30 January to 3 February. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 29 January to 2 February, 13 February to 17 February, and 21 February to 25 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

    Orana Heights Rain Forecast


    Orana Heights 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    2020
    5
    7
    5
    7
    6
    8
    7
    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 14

    ENSO status: Neutral IOD status: Neutral SAM status: Trending neutral Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial central Pacific remained stable throughout December with the Nino3.4 index registering a value of 0.4 throughout the month. On the other hand, the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) recorded a value of -5.5 in December. The current outlook suggests warmer than average SSTs will persist across the equatorial Pacific Ocean through the coming months, but remaining within neutral values. Six out of eight international models maintain a warmer than average equatorial Pacific Ocean through the first two quarters of 2020, none of these reaching El Nino thresholds. To the west of Australia, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) has now returned to neutral, as waters off Western Australia have warmed up considerably. All six international models maintain neutral values until the austral winter with indications we could see another positive event later this year. In terms of rainfall across Australia, the current outlook favours a clearer below average rainfall signal for Western Australia and the Northern Territory through the remainder of January. This however, excludes any extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones. For the eastern states, there is a wetter than average signal for the coming weeks. Looking further ahead, with no significant signature from ENSO, there are no significant climate drivers tilting the balance towards a drier or wetter February. The current outlook suggests average-to-below average odds for February and March across the eastern states. The northern and western half of the country, however, could see a wet end to summer/start to autumn.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Orana Heights Rain Forecast


    Orana Heights 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    22
    23
    MEDIUM
    24
    LOW
    25
    26
    MEDIUM
    27
    MEDIUM
    28
    MEDIUM
    29
    LOW
    30
    31
    Feb 1
    LOW
    2
    LOW
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    LOW
    12
    13
    14
    15
    16
    17
    18
    19
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Jan22

    Issue Notes

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

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 30 January to 3 February, 13 February to 17 February, and 21 February to 25 February. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 30 January to 3 February. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 29 January to 2 February, 13 February to 17 February, and 21 February to 25 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

    Orana Heights Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Saturday
    Jan 18
    18.3 °C 31.0 °C
    0.2 mm
    Sunday
    Jan 19
    19.2 °C 33.8 °C
    0.0 mm
    Monday
    Jan 20
    19.6 °C 32.9 °C
    2.2 mm
    Tuesday
    Jan 21
    15.3 °C 32.7 °C
    0.0 mm
    Wednesday
    Jan 22
    17.6 °C 38 °C
    0.0 mm
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  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Orana Heights minimum temp history (32.25°S, 148.6166°E, 279m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 45.0° 05/01/2020 Coldest this month 15.3° 21/01/2020
    Hottest on record 45.0 12/01/2013 Coldest on record 5.8 12/01/2012
    Hottest this year 45.0° 05/01/2020 Coldest this year 15.3° 21/01/2020
    Long term average 33.2° Long term average 18.1°
    Average this month 37.2° Average this month 20.6°
    Hottest January On Record Avg. max. temp. 36.9° 2013 Coldest January on record Avg. min. temp. 14.2° 2000
    Orana Heights rainfall history (32.25°S, 148.6166°E, 279m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 15.6mm 07/01/2020 Total This Month 24.2mm
    7.0 days
    Long Term Average 61.0mm 6.9 days Wettest January on record 153.2mm 2013
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  16. Year to Date

    Orana Heights Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Jan 61.0mm 6.9 day(s)
    Total For 2020 24.2mm 7.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2019 47.6mm 8.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 15.6mm Jan 7
    Lowest Temperature 15.3°C Jan21
    Highest Temperature 45.0°C Jan 5
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    Orana Heights Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 33.2 32.0 28.9 24.7 20.1 16.2 15.4 17.4 21.1 25.0 28.8 31.3 24.5
    Mean Min (°C) 18.1 17.6 14.6 10.3 6.5 4.5 3.1 3.3 6.0 9.2 13.5 15.8 10.2
    Mean Rain (mm) 61.0 48.1 61.4 34.3 43.4 56.4 49.0 41.5 51.1 46.6 64.7 67.9 625.4
    Mean Rain Days 6.9 6.3 6.7 4.5 6.7 10.6 11.4 7.1 7.4 7.1 7.8 6.9 85.4