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

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Mostly sunny 23° 34°
    mostly sunny
    Chance of rain: 30%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:37am CST 6:59am CST 6:28pm CST 6:50pm CST
    NOW
    31.2° Feels Like: 31.3°
    Relative Humidity: 49%
    Dew: 19.5°
    Wind: E 17km/h
    Gust: 20km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1013.6hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Darwin
    Now
    31.4°c
    Feels Like:
    31.2°
    Wind:
    SE 19km/h
    Gusts:
    24km/h
    Humidity:
    49%
    Mostly sunny
     
    23°
    Min
    34°
    Max
    Today in Darwin
    Mostly sunny. Winds E 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day.
    Tomorrow
    Mostly sunny
    23°
    Min
    34°
    Max
    Sunny. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon.
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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: Mostly sunny. Winds E 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day.

    Forecast for Darwin (12.4613°S, 130.8419°E, 46m AMSL)
      Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    Summary Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly cloudy Mostly cloudy
    Minimum 23° 23° 23° 23° 24° 24° 24°
    Maximum 34° 34° 33° 33° 32° 32° 33°
    Chance of rain 30% 10% 30% 30% 20% 50% 5%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm
    UV index Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High
    Fire Danger Rating No Rating No Rating No Rating No Rating - - -
    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 15
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    Wind direction ESE E SE ESE ESE ENE ESE ENE E ENE ESE E ESE E
    Relative humidity 68% 43% 58% 38% 57% 43% 66% 51% 69% 53% 73% 53% 70% 46%
    Dew point 21°C 20°C 18°C 18°C 17°C 19°C 20°C 22°C 21°C 22°C 22°C 22°C 22°C 20°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

  10. 12 Month Rainfall Forecast

    Darwin Rain Forecast


    Darwin 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    2024
    2025
    7
    9
    9
    5
    8
    8
    7
    9
    7
    7
    4
    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 May 14

    ENSO status: La Niña Watch declared. IOD status: Neutral, becoming positive. SAM status: Neutral, favouring positive in winter. The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is now in a La Niña Watch, meaning there is approximately a 50% chance of a La Niña developing this year. Ocean cooling is occurring in the eastern Pacific, with 3 out of 7 global models forecasting a La Niña to develop in 2024. Warmer than normal waters are situated in the Coral Sea, providing moisture and humidity to the east coast. The atmosphere continues to be neutral. A La Niña typically increases rainfall over central Australia, Qld and NSW, but has little effect on southern WA, SA, Vic and Tas during winter. The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is in a neutral phase. Ocean temperatures are at record levels in the western Indian Ocean, and upwelling is occurring along the Java Coast in Indonesia. However, the upwelling is mostly occurring outside the IOD East region, and is therefore not reflected in the IOD Index, which is sitting justbelow thresholds. Persistent southeasterly winds have set in, and look to remain strong despite a burst of tropical activity in the region. Models are suggest a tropical low could form in the Bay of Bengal over the coming fortnight, that would help solidify a positive IOD event. A positive IOD reduces the number of northwest cloudbands that cross Australia during winter and spring, reducing rainfall across central and southeastern parts of Australia. The Southern Annular Mode (SAM) is neutral but is expected to favour a positive phase during winter. Furthermore, the long-wave pattern around Antartica is favouring high pressure near Australia for most of June and July, akin to a positive SAM. A positive SAM increases easterly winds across Australia. This leads to increased rainfall and thunderstorm activity in the east, while reducing cold fronts and rainfall over southern Australia, particularly for southwest WA. Rainfall outlooks are showing slightly below average rainfall over winter (mostly June andJuly) for WA, and most of SA, Vic and Tas. Conversely, above average rainfall is expected for eastern parts of Qld and NSW, and potentially eastern Tas. Outlooks turn close to average in August throughout mainland Australia, with Tas still showing drier than normal.

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  12. Long range rainfall forecast

  13. Past 5 Days

    Darwin Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Wednesday
    May 22
    20.0 °C 31.9 °C
    0.0 mm
    Thursday
    May 23
    22.8 °C 33.2 °C
    0.0 mm
    Friday
    May 24
    23.7 °C 33.7 °C
    0.0 mm
    Saturday
    May 25
    24.7 °C 33.7 °C
    0.0 mm
    Sunday
    May 26
    23.4 °C 32.3 °C
    0.0 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Darwin minimum temp history (12.4613°S, 130.8419°E, 46m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 35.1° 10/05/2024 Coldest this month 19.1° 21/05/2024
    Hottest on record 36.0 02/05/1942 Coldest on record 13.8 27/05/1990
    Hottest this year 35.6° 02/01/2024 Coldest this year 19.1° 21/05/2024
    Long term average 32.1° Long term average 22.2°
    Average this month 33.7° Average this month 23.5°
    Hottest May On Record Avg. max. temp. 33.5° 2016 Coldest May on record Avg. min. temp. 19.9° 1999
    Darwin rainfall history (12.4613°S, 130.8419°E, 46m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 0.0mm 01/05/2024 Total This Month 0.0mm
    0.0 days
    Long Term Average 20.2mm 2.2 days Wettest May on record 298.9mm 1968
    Driest on record 0.0mm 2023
  15. Year to Date

    Darwin Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To May 1233.8mm 72.4 day(s)
    Total For 2024 1448.4mm 68.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2023 1048.6mm 74.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 177.4mm Feb12
    Lowest Temperature 19.1°C May21
    Highest Temperature 35.6°C Jan 2
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  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 32.0 32.8 32.1 30.8 30.7 31.5 32.7 33.4 33.4 32.7 32.1
    Mean Min (°C) 24.9 24.8 24.6 24.1 22.2 20.0 19.3 20.3 23.0 25.0 25.3 25.4 23.2
    Mean Rain (mm) 431.3 371.8 310.0 100.5 20.2 1.8 1.1 4.6 16.3 70.4 142.1 255.3 1722.5
    Mean Rain Days 21.4 20.2 19.3 9.3 2.2 0.6 0.4 0.6 2.3 6.8 12.4 16.8 112.5