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Alice Springs (23.7004°S, 133.8809°E, 576m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TOMORROW
    Possible thunderstorm 27° 36°
    possible thunderstorm
    Chance of rain: 40%
    Likely amount: 1-5mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    5:14am CST 5:39am CST 7:09pm CST 7:34pm CST
    NOW
    29.3° Feels Like: 30.6°
    Relative Humidity: 53%
    Dew: 19.0°
    Wind: S 9km/h
    Gust: 9km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 7.0mm
    Pressure: 1010.0hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Alice Springs
    Now
    32.8°c
    Feels Like:
    32.1°
    Wind:
    W 7km/h
    Gusts:
    9km/h
    Humidity:
    29%
    Possible thunderstorm
     
    27°
    Min
    36°
    Max
    Today in Alice Springs
    Partly cloudy over far E Simpson and SE Barkly Districts. A slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere, increasing to a high chance over the W Top End and N Gregory District. Thunderstorms in the SW Daly, NW Gregory and Simpson Districts may be gusty. Very hot in the Carpentaria, Barkly, Tanami, Gregory and E Simpson Districts. Cooler across the Lasseter and SW Simpson Districts. Light to moderate NW/NE winds, ahead of a fresh to strong and gusty S/SE change across the S districts during the day and extending to Tennant Creek later in evening. Areas of raised dust with the change.
    Tomorrow
    Possible thunderstorm
    27°
    Min
    36°
    Max
    Mostly sunny over the Simpson and SE Barkly Districts. A slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere, increasing to a high chance over SW Daly and NW Gregory District. Thunderstorms in the SW Daly and NW Gregory Districts may be gusty. Very hot in the Barkly, NE Tanami and NE Simpson Districts. Light to moderate N/NE winds, tending moderate to fresh and gusty E/SE to the S of Elliott. Areas of raised dust over the Simpson, E Lasseter, S Tanami and S Barkly Districts.
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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Alice Springs

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Partly cloudy over far E Simpson and SE Barkly Districts. A slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere, increasing to a high chance over the W Top End and N Gregory District. Thunderstorms in the SW Daly, NW Gregory and Simpson Districts may be gusty. Very hot in the Carpentaria, Barkly, Tanami, Gregory and E Simpson Districts. Cooler across the Lasseter and SW Simpson Districts. Light to moderate NW/NE winds, ahead of a fresh to strong and gusty S/SE change across the S districts during the day and extending to Tennant Creek later in evening. Areas of raised dust with the change.

    Forecast for Alice Springs (23.7004°S, 133.8809°E, 576m AMSL)
      Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon
    Summary Possible thunderstorm Hazy Sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny
    Minimum 27° 19° 19° 24° 28° 22° 17°
    Maximum 36° 34° 39° 41° 41° 33° 30°
    Chance of rain 40% 5% 5% 30% 70% 40% 40%
    Likely amount 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm 1-5mm
    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 22
    (km/h)
    27
    (km/h)
    32
    (km/h)
    30
    (km/h)
    25
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    27
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    27
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    24
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    Wind direction SSW SSE SSE SSE SE ESE ESE E NW WSW SSE SSE ESE SSE
    Relative humidity 38% 28% 24% 18% 20% 12% 19% 12% 21% 17% 31% 22% 34% 25%
    Dew point 17°C 15°C 2°C 7°C 2°C 5°C 6°C 7°C 11°C 12°C 8°C 9°C 6°C 8°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Alice Springs Rain Forecast


    Alice Springs 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    Dec 1
    MEDIUM
    2
    LOW
    3
    4
    LOW
    5
    MEDIUM
    6
    MEDIUM
    7
    MEDIUM
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    LOW
    14
    15
    16
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    LOW
    25
    LOW
    26
    LOW
    27
    28
    LOW
    29
    LOW
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Nov30

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has been relatively fast moving in recent weeks. There are five main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of the southwest Indian Ocean, eastern Australia, the south Pacific, 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 December to 9 December, 16 December to 20 December, and 1 January to 5 January. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 5 December to 9 December, 17 December to 21 December, and 23 December to 27 December. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 5 December to 9 December, 13 December to 17 December, and 17 December to 21 December.

    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

    Alice Springs Rain Forecast


    Alice Springs 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    2020
    2021
    9
    7
    8
    8
    8
    8
    7
    8
    5
    8
    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 Nov 11

    ENSO status: La Niña IOD status: Neutral SAM status: Positive La Niña is well underway in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific waters, with significant cooling observed during the last few months. The atmospheric and ocean conditions have both exceeded La Niña thresholds, increasing the confidence of La Niña influencing the outlook until at least the remainder of summer. The majority of models predict that La Niña will peak in December or January, with all models predicting the event will last until January, 6 of 8 models to February and 5 of 8 to March. Given we have observed both the atmosphere and the oceans responding to La Nina, the models have strengthened the event, with around half of the models predicting a strong event. The 2010-2012 La Niña event is different to this year, due to the influence of a negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) in 2010-2012, which enhanced the rainfall across Australia. To the west of Australia, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is neutral, which is likely tocontinue through to at least autumn. Two of six international models indicate a negative IOD during November, before becoming neutral in December. La Niña typically favours periods of positive SAM, which can increase the amount of precipitation along the eastern half of the country, due to prevailing onshore winds. La Niña increases the likelihood of above normal precipitation in spring and summer across much of Australia. The remainder of spring looks wetter than normal for much of Australia, except for parts of western WA and western TAS, where normal precipitation is expected. During summer, much of the country is likely to remain wetter than normal including western WA during these months. Western TAS precipitation outlook continues to be normal through summer. La Niña typically increases the number of cyclones and brings an early start to the northern wet season.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Alice Springs Rain Forecast


    Alice Springs 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    Dec 1
    MEDIUM
    2
    LOW
    3
    4
    LOW
    5
    MEDIUM
    6
    MEDIUM
    7
    MEDIUM
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    LOW
    14
    15
    16
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    LOW
    25
    LOW
    26
    LOW
    27
    28
    LOW
    29
    LOW
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Nov30

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has been relatively fast moving in recent weeks. There are five main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of the southwest Indian Ocean, eastern Australia, the south Pacific, 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 December to 9 December, 16 December to 20 December, and 1 January to 5 January. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 5 December to 9 December, 17 December to 21 December, and 23 December to 27 December. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 5 December to 9 December, 13 December to 17 December, and 17 December to 21 December.

    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

    Alice Springs Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Thursday
    Nov 26
    21.0 °C 39.9 °C
    0.0 mm
    Friday
    Nov 27
    19.8 °C 41.7 °C
    0.0 mm
    Saturday
    Nov 28
    22.3 °C 43.7 °C
    0.0 mm
    Sunday
    Nov 29
    27.6 °C 39.2 °C
    0.0 mm
    Monday
    Nov 30
    25.7 °C 43.0 °C
    0.0 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Alice Springs minimum temp history (23.7004°S, 133.8809°E, 576m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 43.5° 14/11/2020 Coldest this month 14.7° 08/11/2020
    Hottest on record 44.2 23/12/1972 Coldest on record 9.3 12/12/2002
    Hottest this year 43.5° 14/11/2020 Coldest this year -0.9° 28/06/2020
    Long term average 33.7° Long term average 17.9°
    Average this month 37.9° Average this month 21.1°
    Hottest December On Record Avg. max. temp. 38.4° 1972 Coldest December on record Avg. min. temp. 17.0° 1974
    Alice Springs rainfall history (23.7004°S, 133.8809°E, 576m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 0.0mm 01/11/2020 Total This Month 39.8mm
    2.0 days
    Long Term Average 28.1mm 5.5 days Wettest December on record 228.9mm 1975
    Driest on record 0.0mm 1955
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  16. Year to Date

    Alice Springs Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Nov 244.5mm 37.3 day(s)
    Total For 2020 158.4mm 26.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2019 66.2mm 15.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 25.4mm Mar 3
    Lowest Temperature -0.9°C Jun28
    Highest Temperature 43.5°C Nov14
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    Alice Springs Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 36.3 35.1 32.8 28.3 23.1 19.8 19.7 22.7 27.3 31.1 33.7 35.4 28.8
    Mean Min (°C) 21.5 20.7 17.5 12.6 8.2 5.0 4.0 6.0 10.3 14.7 17.9 20.3 13.2
    Mean Rain (mm) 41.1 42.5 30.8 16.7 18.7 13.5 15.1 9.0 8.7 20.3 28.1 39.2 284.4
    Mean Rain Days 4.8 4.6 3.2 2.1 3.0 2.8 2.6 1.9 2.4 4.4 5.5 6.1 42.6