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  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Clearing shower 20° 26°
    clearing shower
    Chance of rain: 40%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:12am EDT 6:37am EDT 7:28pm EDT 7:53pm EDT
    NOW
    22.6° Feels Like: 25.7°
    Relative Humidity: 91%
    Dew: 21.1°
    Wind: WSW 6km/h
    Gust: 7km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.4mm
    Pressure: 1006.7hPa
  3. Today Weather

    The Bight
    Now
    22.7°c
    Feels Like:
    25.5°
    Wind:
    N 9km/h
    Gusts:
    11km/h
    Humidity:
    95%
    Clearing shower
     
    20°
    Min
    26°
    Max
    Today in The Bight
    Cloudy. Medium chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending S/SW before dawn then becoming light in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.
    Tomorrow
    Mostly sunny
    18°
    Min
    27°
    Max
    Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming S/SE 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
  4. Radar

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  6. Warnings

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Cloudy. Medium chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending S/SW before dawn then becoming light in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.

    Forecast for The Bight (31.887°S, 152.3823°E, 32m AMSL)
      Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed
    Summary Clearing shower Mostly sunny Possible shower Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Possible shower Possible shower
    Minimum 20° 18° 19° 18° 17° 19° 20°
    Maximum 26° 27° 27° 28° 29° 27° 26°
    Chance of rain 40% 40% 60% 40% 70% 90% 90%
    Likely amount < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm 1-5mm 20-40mm 10-20mm
    UV index Very High Extreme Extreme Very High - - -
    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 13
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    7
    (km/h)
    23
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    Wind direction SSW SSE WSW S WSW SE W SSE WNW S SSW SSE SSE SE
    Relative humidity 85% 73% 85% 64% 84% 64% 85% 61% 77% 59% 85% 70% 87% 67%
    Dew point 19°C 20°C 20°C 20°C 19°C 20°C 19°C 20°C 17°C 20°C 19°C 21°C 20°C 20°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    The Bight Rain Forecast


    The Bight 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    27
    MEDIUM
    28
    MEDIUM
    29
    MEDIUM
    Mar 1
    HIGH
    2
    HIGH
    3
    HIGH
    4
    MEDIUM
    5
    LOW
    6
    MEDIUM
    7
    MEDIUM
    8
    MEDIUM
    9
    MEDIUM
    10
    LOW
    11
    HIGH
    12
    HIGH
    13
    HIGH
    14
    LOW
    15
    LOW
    16
    MEDIUM
    17
    HIGH
    18
    MEDIUM
    19
    LOW
    20
    21
    22
    LOW
    23
    LOW
    24
    LOW
    25
    LOW
    26
    LOW
    27
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Feb26

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has been relatively fast moving in recent weeks. There are six main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the southwest Indian Ocean, Western Australia, New Zealand, 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 5 March to 9 March, 11 March to 15 March, and 28 March to 1 April. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 6 March to 10 March, and 14 March to 18 March. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 2 March to 6 March, 6 March to 10 March, and 24 March to 28 March.

    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

    The Bight Rain Forecast


    The Bight 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    2020
    2021
    10
    5
    7
    7
    5
    8
    6
    6
    5
    8
    5
    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 Feb 12

    ENSO status: Neutral IOD status: Neutral SAM status: Trending neutral Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial central Pacific remained stable throughout January with the Nino3.4 index registering a value of 0.4 as per December. On the other hand, the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) recorded a value of 1.3 in January. The current outlook suggests warmer than average SSTs will persist across the equatorial Pacific Ocean through the austral autumn, cooling even further by mid 2020. Six out of eight international models continue to maintain a warmer than average equatorial Pacific Ocean through the first half of the year, none of these reaching El Nino thresholds. To the west of Australia, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) remains neutral, which is what you will expect for this time of the year. All six international models maintain neutral IOD values until the austral winter, with indications we could see another positive event late winter/spring. However, the skill of the models is low at this time of the year. In terms of rainfall across Australia, the current outlook favours average-to-below average rainfall for parts of inland NSW and Qld for the end of summer and autumn. This however, excludes any extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones or East Coast Lows. Across the north, the North Australian Monsoon (NAM) had its latest onset on record in early February at Darwin (by its technical definition) with the current prognosis suggesting another below average wet season for northern Australia. The northern half of the country however, could see a wet end to the wet season compared to the season thus far. Looking further ahead, with no significant signature from ENSO, there are no significant climate drivers tilting the balance towards a drier or wetter end of autumn/winter.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    The Bight Rain Forecast


    The Bight 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    27
    MEDIUM
    28
    MEDIUM
    29
    MEDIUM
    Mar 1
    HIGH
    2
    HIGH
    3
    HIGH
    4
    MEDIUM
    5
    LOW
    6
    MEDIUM
    7
    MEDIUM
    8
    MEDIUM
    9
    MEDIUM
    10
    LOW
    11
    HIGH
    12
    HIGH
    13
    HIGH
    14
    LOW
    15
    LOW
    16
    MEDIUM
    17
    HIGH
    18
    MEDIUM
    19
    LOW
    20
    21
    22
    LOW
    23
    LOW
    24
    LOW
    25
    LOW
    26
    LOW
    27
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Feb26

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has been relatively fast moving in recent weeks. There are six main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the southwest Indian Ocean, Western Australia, New Zealand, 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 5 March to 9 March, 11 March to 15 March, and 28 March to 1 April. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 6 March to 10 March, and 14 March to 18 March. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 2 March to 6 March, 6 March to 10 March, and 24 March to 28 March.

    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

    The Bight Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Saturday
    Feb 22
    19.6 °C 22.8 °C
    0.6 mm
    Sunday
    Feb 23
    18.8 °C 25.6 °C
    3.8 mm
    Monday
    Feb 24
    19.0 °C 24.3 °C
    3.4 mm
    Tuesday
    Feb 25
    18.2 °C 28.5 °C
    13.2 mm
    Wednesday
    Feb 26
    18.1 °C 32 °C
    0.0 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    The Bight minimum temp history (31.887°S, 152.3823°E, 32m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 40.4° 02/02/2020 Coldest this month 15.7° 15/02/2020
    Hottest on record 45.7 12/02/2017 Coldest on record 8.0 18/02/1998
    Hottest this year 40.4° 02/02/2020 Coldest this year 15.7° 15/02/2020
    Long term average 28.4° Long term average 18.2°
    Average this month 27.3° Average this month 19.5°
    Hottest February On Record Avg. max. temp. 31.5° 2017 Coldest February on record Avg. min. temp. 16.0° 1998
    The Bight rainfall history (31.887°S, 152.3823°E, 32m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 158.8mm 09/02/2020 Total This Month 422.4mm
    19.0 days
    Long Term Average 135.1mm 13.3 days Wettest February on record 334.8mm 2009
    Driest on record 33.6mm 2006
  15. Popup - Radar

    Weather Radar for NSW/ACT

  16. Year to Date

    The Bight Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Feb 232.8mm 26.1 day(s)
    Total For 2020 520.6mm 32.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2019 75.6mm 19.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 158.8mm Feb 9
    Lowest Temperature 15.7°C Feb15
    Highest Temperature 40.4°C Feb 2
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    The Bight Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 28.9 28.4 26.9 24.3 21.5 19.0 18.5 20.1 23.0 24.8 26.0 27.7 24.1
    Mean Min (°C) 18.3 18.2 16.7 13.7 10.1 8.1 6.8 6.8 9.4 11.8 15.2 16.7 12.7
    Mean Rain (mm) 97.7 135.1 158.5 102.6 91.1 103.3 59.1 54.6 51.1 73.8 114.9 79.1 1122.6
    Mean Rain Days 12.8 13.3 14.2 13.7 12.3 12.9 11.4 10.1 9.6 10.1 13.0 12.2 137.6