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Darwin (12.4613°S, 130.8419°E, 46m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TOMORROW
    Possible thunderstorm 25° 33°
    possible thunderstorm
    Chance of rain: 60%
    Likely amount: 1-5mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:30am CST 6:51am CST 6:46pm CST 7:07pm CST
    NOW
    26.4° Feels Like: 32.7°
    Relative Humidity: 94%
    Dew: 25.3°
    Wind: ESE 2km/h
    Gust: 4km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1011.5hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Darwin
    Now
    25.9°c
    Feels Like:
    31.1°
    Wind:
    S 7km/h
    Gusts:
    7km/h
    Humidity:
    96%
    Possible thunderstorm
     
    25°
    Min
    33°
    Max
    Today in Darwin
    Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible heavy falls. Light winds becoming N/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon.
    Tomorrow
    Possible thunderstorm
    25°
    Min
    33°
    Max
    Less humid. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower, most likely in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds NE 15 to 20 km/h turning E/SE early in the morning then becoming light in the evening.
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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Darwin

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible heavy falls. Light winds becoming N/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon.

    Forecast for Darwin (12.4613°S, 130.8419°E, 46m AMSL)
      Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    Summary Possible thunderstorm Mostly sunny Possible thunderstorm Possible thunderstorm Possible thunderstorm Possible thunderstorm Possible thunderstorm
    Minimum 25° 25° 25° 24° 23° 23° 24°
    Maximum 33° 34° 32° 31° 31° 31° 31°
    Chance of rain 60% 30% 60% 70% 90% 90% 90%
    Likely amount 1-5mm < 1mm 5-10mm 5-10mm 5-10mm 10-20mm 10-20mm
    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 13
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    Wind direction ESE E SE ENE E NE ESE ENE ESE E ESE E ESE NE
    Relative humidity 81% 61% 77% 51% 78% 64% 80% 68% 83% 69% 84% 68% 83% 65%
    Dew point 25°C 25°C 24°C 23°C 24°C 25°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 25°C 23°C 24°C 24°C 24°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Darwin Rain Forecast


    Darwin 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    5
    MEDIUM
    6
    MEDIUM
    7
    LOW
    8
    MEDIUM
    9
    HIGH
    10
    HIGH
    11
    HIGH
    12
    MEDIUM
    13
    MEDIUM
    14
    LOW
    15
    LOW
    16
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    LOW
    25
    LOW
    26
    LOW
    27
    LOW
    28
    29
    LOW
    30
    LOW
    May 1
    2
    3
    4
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Apr 5

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are six main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, New Zealand, 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 18 April to 22 April, 24 April to 28 April, and 5 May to 9 May. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 10 April to 14 April, and 29 April to 3 May. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 12 April to 16 April, 18 April to 22 April, and 5 May to 9 May.

    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

    Darwin Rain Forecast


    Darwin 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    2020
    2021
    6
    7
    9
    9
    7
    8
    8
    7
    9
    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 Mar 9

    ENSO status: Neutral IOD status: Neutral SAM status: Trending neutral Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial central Pacific remained stable throughout February with the Nino3.4 index registering a value of 0.3. On the other hand, the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) recorded a value of -2.2 in February. The current outlook suggests slightly warmer than average SSTs will persist across the equatorial Pacific Ocean through the austral autumn, potentially cooling further by the austral winter. Four out of seven international models maintain a slightly warmer than average equatorial Pacific Ocean through the first half of winter. To the west of Australia, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) remains neutral, normal for this time of the year. All six international models maintain neutral IOD values through to the austral winter. In terms of precipitation across Australia, the current outlook favours below average rainfall for western, central and southeastern parts of the country. Across NSW and Qld, the outlook is for average-to-above average, mainly across the Qld coasts. This excludes any extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones or East Coast Lows. Across the north, the North Australian Monsoon (NAM) has been quiet for most of the wet season, with the current prognosis suggesting below average rainfall for March but above average in April. 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. The current consensus, however, suggests that average to above average rainfall is a possibility across northern, western and parts of the inland south east.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Darwin Rain Forecast


    Darwin 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    5
    MEDIUM
    6
    MEDIUM
    7
    LOW
    8
    MEDIUM
    9
    HIGH
    10
    HIGH
    11
    HIGH
    12
    MEDIUM
    13
    MEDIUM
    14
    LOW
    15
    LOW
    16
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    LOW
    25
    LOW
    26
    LOW
    27
    LOW
    28
    29
    LOW
    30
    LOW
    May 1
    2
    3
    4
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Apr 5

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are six main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, New Zealand, 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 18 April to 22 April, 24 April to 28 April, and 5 May to 9 May. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 10 April to 14 April, and 29 April to 3 May. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 12 April to 16 April, 18 April to 22 April, and 5 May to 9 May.

    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

    Darwin Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Wednesday
    Apr 01
    25.4 °C 34.0 °C
    1.6 mm
    Thursday
    Apr 02
    26.9 °C 33.5 °C
    0.0 mm
    Friday
    Apr 03
    25.7 °C 33.2 °C
    26.6 mm
    Saturday
    Apr 04
    26.7 °C 33.7 °C
    0.4 mm
    Sunday
    Apr 05
    24.7 °C 29 °C
    32.6 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Darwin minimum temp history (12.4613°S, 130.8419°E, 46m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 34.0° 01/04/2020 Coldest this month 24.7° 05/04/2020
    Hottest on record 36.7 16/04/2003 Coldest on record 16.0 11/04/1943
    Hottest this year 35.9° 30/03/2020 Coldest this year 21.9° 20/02/2020
    Long term average 32.7° Long term average 24.0°
    Average this month 33.6° Average this month 25.9°
    Hottest April On Record Avg. max. temp. 34.5° 2016 Coldest April on record Avg. min. temp. 22.5° 1965
    Darwin rainfall history (12.4613°S, 130.8419°E, 46m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 32.6mm 05/04/2020 Total This Month 61.2mm
    4.0 days
    Long Term Average 101.6mm 9.3 days Wettest April on record 396.2mm 2006
    Driest on record 0.6mm 1997
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    Weather Radar for NT

  16. Year to Date

    Darwin Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Apr 1217.7mm 70.5 day(s)
    Total For 2020 954.4mm 53.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2019 762.2mm 58.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 85.4mm Jan22
    Lowest Temperature 21.9°C Feb20
    Highest Temperature 35.9°C Mar30
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    Darwin Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 31.8 31.5 31.9 32.7 32.0 30.7 30.6 31.4 32.6 33.3 33.3 32.6 32.0
    Mean Min (°C) 24.8 24.7 24.6 24.0 22.1 19.9 19.3 20.3 23.0 24.9 25.3 25.3 23.2
    Mean Rain (mm) 424.3 374.7 317.1 101.6 21.3 1.8 1.1 4.8 15.8 70.3 142.2 254.4 1736.1
    Mean Rain Days 21.3 20.3 19.6 9.3 2.3 0.6 0.5 0.6 2.4 6.9 12.4 17.0 112.5