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West Ballina (28.8633°S, 153.5442°E, 5m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TOMORROW
    Sunny 19°
    Chance of rain: 5%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    5:58am EST 6:23am EST 5:20pm EST 5:44pm EST
    NOW
    16.8° Feels Like: 12.9°
    Relative Humidity: 60%
    Dew: 9.0°
    Wind: NW 19km/h
    Gust: 20km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.2mm
    Pressure: 1012.0hPa
  3. Today Weather

    West Ballina
    Now
    18.0°c
    Feels Like:
    12.6°
    Wind:
    W 24km/h
    Gusts:
    32km/h
    Humidity:
    48%
    Sunny
     
    Min
    19°
    Max
    Today in West Ballina
    Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming W 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.
    Tomorrow
    Sunny
    Min
    19°
    Max
    Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower in the south. Winds W/NW 15 to 20 km/h turning SW 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.
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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for West Ballina

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming W 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.

    Forecast for West Ballina (28.8633°S, 153.5442°E, 5m AMSL)
      Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    Summary Sunny Mostly sunny Possible shower Mostly sunny Sunny Sunny Possible shower
    Minimum 11° 10° 13° 13° 16°
    Maximum 19° 19° 19° 21° 25° 24° 21°
    Chance of rain 5% 50% 70% 10% 5% 60% 90%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 5-10mm
    UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - -
    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 21
    (km/h)
    23
    (km/h)
    25
    (km/h)
    26
    (km/h)
    24
    (km/h)
    27
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    24
    (km/h)
    Wind direction W W W WSW SW SSW W NE NNW NNE NNW NE N N
    Relative humidity 58% 40% 59% 52% 74% 70% 74% 66% 71% 59% 68% 64% 73% 73%
    Dew point 6°C 4°C 7°C 8°C 12°C 13°C 12°C 14°C 14°C 15°C 14°C 16°C 15°C 15°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    West Ballina Rain Forecast


    West Ballina 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    8
    LOW
    9
    10
    LOW
    11
    12
    13
    14
    MEDIUM
    15
    LOW
    16
    LOW
    17
    LOW
    18
    LOW
    19
    MEDIUM
    20
    LOW
    21
    LOW
    22
    23
    LOW
    24
    LOW
    25
    LOW
    26
    27
    MEDIUM
    28
    29
    LOW
    30
    MEDIUM
    31
    Sep 1
    LOW
    2
    LOW
    3
    LOW
    4
    LOW
    5
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug 8

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are four main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the southwest Indian Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Western Australia, 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 19 August to 23 August, 23 August to 27 August, and 5 September to 9 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 27 August to 31 August. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 22 August to 26 August, 1 September to 5 September, and 5 September to 9 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

    West Ballina Rain Forecast


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

    West Ballina Rain Forecast


    West Ballina 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    8
    LOW
    9
    10
    LOW
    11
    12
    13
    14
    MEDIUM
    15
    LOW
    16
    LOW
    17
    LOW
    18
    LOW
    19
    MEDIUM
    20
    LOW
    21
    LOW
    22
    23
    LOW
    24
    LOW
    25
    LOW
    26
    27
    MEDIUM
    28
    29
    LOW
    30
    MEDIUM
    31
    Sep 1
    LOW
    2
    LOW
    3
    LOW
    4
    LOW
    5
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug 8

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are four main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the southwest Indian Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Western Australia, 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 19 August to 23 August, 23 August to 27 August, and 5 September to 9 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 27 August to 31 August. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 22 August to 26 August, 1 September to 5 September, and 5 September to 9 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

    West Ballina Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Tuesday
    Aug 04
    9.8 °C 23.8 °C
    0.0 mm
    Wednesday
    Aug 05
    7.9 °C 24.8 °C
    0.0 mm
    Thursday
    Aug 06
    6.6 °C 19.7 °C
    0.0 mm
    Friday
    Aug 07
    9.7 °C 18.0 °C
    0.0 mm
    Saturday
    Aug 08
    12.3 °C 23.2 °C
    34.8 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    West Ballina minimum temp history (28.8633°S, 153.5442°E, 5m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 24.8° 05/08/2020 Coldest this month 6.6° 06/08/2020
    Hottest on record 36.7 24/08/2009 Coldest on record 1.0 08/08/1995
    Hottest this year 34.5° 19/02/2020 Coldest this year 2.9° 05/07/2020
    Long term average 21.3° Long term average 8.8°
    Average this month 20.8° Average this month 9.1°
    Hottest August On Record Avg. max. temp. 24.4° 2009 Coldest August on record Avg. min. temp. 7.0° 2004
    West Ballina rainfall history (28.8633°S, 153.5442°E, 5m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 34.8mm 08/08/2020 Total This Month 39.2mm
    3.0 days
    Long Term Average 99.9mm 9.3 days Wettest August on record 359.6mm 2014
    Driest on record 1.6mm 2009
  15. Popup - Radar

    Weather Radar for NSW/ACT

  16. Year to Date

    West Ballina Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Aug 1371.8mm 110.7 day(s)
    Total For 2020 1604.0mm 107.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2019 856.8mm 112.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 179.4mm Feb 7
    Lowest Temperature 2.9°C Jul 5
    Highest Temperature 34.5°C Feb19
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    West Ballina Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 28.3 28.1 27.1 24.9 22.5 20.3 19.9 21.3 23.6 24.9 26.3 27.5 24.6
    Mean Min (°C) 19.7 19.6 18.3 15.3 12.1 10.0 8.7 8.8 11.5 13.9 16.6 18.3 14.4
    Mean Rain (mm) 174.8 188.9 228.3 193.5 163.4 204.1 118.9 99.9 61.7 94.4 128.6 142.2 1804.7
    Mean Rain Days 14.4 14.9 18.0 15.3 14.3 13.0 11.5 9.3 9.1 11.1 12.0 12.6 147.6