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West Armidale (30.503°S, 151.6502°E, 973m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Frost then sunny 19°
    frost then sunny
    Chance of rain: 5%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:16am EST 6:41am EST 5:19pm EST 5:44pm EST
    NOW
    9.1° Feels Like: 2.8°
    Relative Humidity: 91%
    Dew: 7.7°
    Wind: WNW 30km/h
    Gust: 39km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1020.8hPa
  3. Today Weather

    West Armidale
    Now
    9.1°c
    Feels Like:
    2.8°
    Wind:
    WNW 30km/h
    Gusts:
    39km/h
    Humidity:
    91%
    Frost then sunny
     
    Min
    19°
    Max
    Today in West Armidale
    Sunny. Patches of frost early this morning. Patchy fog in the N early this morning. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h tending N/NW in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures between 16 and 23.
    Tomorrow
    Sunny
    Min
    21°
    Max
    Mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower in the S in the evening. Winds NW 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 27.
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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for West Armidale

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Sunny. Patches of frost early this morning. Patchy fog in the N early this morning. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h tending N/NW in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures between 16 and 23.

    Forecast for West Armidale (30.503°S, 151.6502°E, 973m AMSL)
      Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
    Summary Frost then sunny Sunny Showers Rain Frost then sunny Frost then sunny Frost then sunny
    Minimum -1°
    Maximum 19° 21° 21° 15° 11° 11° 14°
    Chance of rain 5% 40% 90% 70% 10% 20% 5%
    Likely amount < 1mm 1-5mm 5-10mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - -
    Frost risk High Nil Nil Nil High High Severe
      9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
    Wind speed 28
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    32
    (km/h)
    29
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    31
    (km/h)
    30
    (km/h)
    30
    (km/h)
    32
    (km/h)
    24
    (km/h)
    25
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    Wind direction NNW NNW NNW NW ENE NW NW WNW W W WSW W WSW W
    Relative humidity 85% 60% 84% 66% 91% 67% 100% 83% 86% 68% 93% 71% 93% 65%
    Dew point 9°C 11°C 12°C 14°C 14°C 14°C 14°C 9°C 3°C 4°C 4°C 5°C 3°C 7°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    West Armidale Rain Forecast


    West Armidale 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    31
    Aug 1
    LOW
    2
    HIGH
    3
    HIGH
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    LOW
    12
    LOW
    13
    14
    15
    16
    LOW
    17
    MEDIUM
    18
    19
    20
    MEDIUM
    21
    LOW
    22
    MEDIUM
    23
    HIGH
    24
    HIGH
    25
    LOW
    26
    LOW
    27
    LOW
    28
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Jul31

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has been relatively slow moving 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, New Zealand, the southeast Pacific, and South America.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 8 August to 12 August, 16 August to 20 August, and 1 September to 5 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 10 August to 14 August, 21 August to 25 August, and 3 September to 7 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 8 August to 12 August, 15 August to 19 August, and 22 August to 26 August.

    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

    West Armidale Rain Forecast


    West Armidale 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    2021
    2022
    9
    7
    7
    7
    6
    7
    6
    7
    6
    7
    6
    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 Jul 13

    ENSO status: Neutral, however two models suggest La Niña thresholds may be met again from September. IOD status: Neutral, although it was negative for six weeks between mid-May and late-June SAM status: Negative. The El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is currently neutral. However, there are growing signs that La Niña could redevelop in the Pacific Ocean later this year, prompting the US Climate Prediction Centre to issue a La Niña Watch this week. Two models forecast temperatures reaching the La Niña threshold during September. The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is currently neutral, although we saw six consecutive weeks below the negative IOD threshold between mid-May and late-June. The IOD index needs to stay below -0.4C for eight consecutive weeks to be officially declared as a negative IOD event. The IOD ducked back into neutral territory thanks to recent warming in the western Indian Ocean. While a negative IOD has not been officially declared, the negative weekly values may enhance rainfallacross central and southern Australia. Three of the five models are forecasting the negative IOD to develop in winter, with another one indicating development in early spring. Most of the models suggest that the negative IOD will continue through until mid spring. During winter, much of the Australia is likely to be wetter than normal, apart from far southern WA and SA, southern VIC and southwestern TAS. The weekly negative IOD values may be influencing this outlook, potentially feeding moisture into cold fronts sweeping across central and southern Australia. Therefore a normal to above normal snow season is forecast. Springs rainfall at this stage is forecast to be above normal for much of the Australia, apart from southwestern TAS and WA. Again, the negative IOD values may be playing a role in this outlook.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    West Armidale Rain Forecast


    West Armidale 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    31
    Aug 1
    LOW
    2
    HIGH
    3
    HIGH
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    LOW
    12
    LOW
    13
    14
    15
    16
    LOW
    17
    MEDIUM
    18
    19
    20
    MEDIUM
    21
    LOW
    22
    MEDIUM
    23
    HIGH
    24
    HIGH
    25
    LOW
    26
    LOW
    27
    LOW
    28
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Jul31

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has been relatively slow moving 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, New Zealand, the southeast Pacific, and South America.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 8 August to 12 August, 16 August to 20 August, and 1 September to 5 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 10 August to 14 August, 21 August to 25 August, and 3 September to 7 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 8 August to 12 August, 15 August to 19 August, and 22 August to 26 August.

    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

    West Armidale Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Monday
    Jul 26
    -1.3 °C 11.8 °C
    0.0 mm
    Tuesday
    Jul 27
    -4.2 °C 17.1 °C
    0.0 mm
    Wednesday
    Jul 28
    -1.5 °C 18.0 °C
    0.0 mm
    Thursday
    Jul 29
    7.1 °C 12.2 °C
    14.4 mm
    Friday
    Jul 30
    -6.9 °C -
    0.0 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    West Armidale minimum temp history (30.503°S, 151.6502°E, 973m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 18.0° 28/07/2021 Coldest this month -7.6° 07/07/2021
    Hottest on record 21.2 20/07/2016 Coldest on record -10.8 10/07/2006
    Hottest this year 30.9° 27/01/2021 Coldest this year -7.6° 07/07/2021
    Long term average 13.2° Long term average -0.4°
    Average this month 12.8° Average this month 0.9°
    Hottest July On Record Avg. max. temp. 14.6° 2013 Coldest July on record Avg. min. temp. -4.8° 2002
    West Armidale rainfall history (30.503°S, 151.6502°E, 973m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 15.4mm 02/07/2021 Total This Month 73.2mm
    12.0 days
    Long Term Average 37.4mm 9.3 days Wettest July on record 117.0mm 1998
    Driest on record 6.2mm 2019
  15. Popup - Radar

    Weather Radar for Australia

  16. Year to Date

    West Armidale Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Jul 402.1mm 69.8 day(s)
    Total For 2021 475.4mm 80.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2020 593.4mm 84.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 37.8mm Feb28
    Lowest Temperature -7.6°C Jul 7
    Highest Temperature 30.9°C Jan27
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    West Armidale Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 27.2 25.8 23.9 20.5 16.7 13.6 13.2 14.9 18.7 21.5 23.7 25.8 20.5
    Mean Min (°C) 13.0 12.7 10.7 6.7 2.1 1.0 -0.4 -0.3 2.8 5.9 9.2 11.5 6.2
    Mean Rain (mm) 88.8 94.3 70.4 37.4 30.4 43.4 37.4 43.4 43.9 66.8 90.0 89.1 732.3
    Mean Rain Days 11.0 11.4 10.8 8.2 7.8 11.3 9.3 8.1 7.8 10.0 11.2 11.7 117.9