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  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Mostly sunny 19° 30°
    mostly sunny
    Chance of rain: 20%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:42am CST 7:05am CST 6:41pm CST 7:03pm CST
    NOW
    20.8° Feels Like: 22.3°
    Relative Humidity: 85%
    Dew: 18.2°
    Wind: SE 7km/h
    Gust: 7km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1011.6hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Darwin
    Now
    21.1°c
    Feels Like:
    23.2°
    Wind:
    SE 7km/h
    Gusts:
    9km/h
    Humidity:
    90%
    Mostly sunny
     
    19°
    Min
    30°
    Max
    Today in Darwin
    The chance of morning fog. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending N/NE in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late afternoon.
    Tomorrow
    Mostly sunny
    20°
    Min
    30°
    Max
    The chance of morning fog. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming N/NW 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening.
  4. Radar

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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: The chance of morning fog. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending N/NE in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late afternoon.

    Forecast for Darwin (12.4613°S, 130.8419°E, 46m AMSL)
      Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon
    Summary Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Sunny Sunny Mostly sunny Sunny
    Minimum 19° 20° 20° 19° 19° 20° 19°
    Maximum 30° 30° 30° 31° 31° 32° 32°
    Chance of rain 20% 50% 50% 20% 20% 10% 5%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV index Very High Extreme Extreme Very High - - -
    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 9
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    5
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    3
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    7
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    6
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    Wind direction SE NE ESE NNE S WNW S WNW SSE NNE E NE SE NE
    Relative humidity 72% 43% 72% 49% 76% 52% 65% 40% 48% 36% 67% 35% 52% 27%
    Dew point 19°C 16°C 20°C 18°C 21°C 19°C 18°C 16°C 13°C 14°C 19°C 15°C 14°C 11°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Darwin Rain Forecast


    Darwin 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    LOW
    11
    12
    13
    14
    LOW
    15
    16
    17
    18
    19
    LOW
    20
    LOW
    21
    22
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27
    LOW
    28
    29
    30
    31
    LOW
    Sep 1
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug 3

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are five main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of the southwest Indian Ocean, Western Australia, New Zealand, 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 10 August to 14 August, 21 August to 25 August, and 3 September to 7 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 17 August to 21 August, 24 August to 28 August, and 3 September to 7 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 10 August to 14 August, 22 August to 26 August, and 28 August to 1 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

    Darwin Rain Forecast


    Darwin 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    2020
    2021
    6
    8
    9
    9
    8
    7
    7
    7
    8
    7
    9
    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 17

    ENSO status: La Nina Watch IOD status: Neutral SAM status: Trending neutral to positive Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial central Pacific have continued to exhibit some cooling over the past month, with the Nino3.4 index registering a value of -0.1 in June. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) recorded a value of -9.6 during the same month. The current outlook suggests cooler than average SSTs will continue across the equatorial Pacific Ocean during winter, potentially reaching La Nina thresholds during 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. The current International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) outlook suggests a 55:50 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. Three of the six international models indicate a negative IOD becomingestablished during the Austral winter or early spring, with the remaining three indicating a neutral phase. Of the three neutral models, two are trending slightly negative within the neutral zone by early spring, while one model (BoM’s outlook) is trending positive. The BoM model does trend to neither positive or negative by late spring. In terms of precipitation across Australia, the current short-term outlook continues to favour below average rainfall during July, except for NSW and Qld east of the divide where there are indications of above average rainfall. The below average rainfall forecast for July is driven by the breakdown of what was likely to be a negative IOD until a late season tropical cyclone (Mangga) cooled waters off the northwest coast. The above average rainfall forecast for eastern NSW and Qld is driven by the likelihood of coastal troughs, rainfall in the wake of cold fronts and moist trade winds in the northeast. Models then suggest above average rainfall for most of the easterntwo-thirds of the country, and central western and inland southern WA, for late winter and early spring. Southeast SA, much of Victoria, western and central Tasmania and southwest WA are not showing any signals of above or below average rainfall during this period, most likely due to a trending positive SAM. The SAM has been mainly negative in June and early July. The northern Australian dry season is continuing, with northern WA likely to see less rainfall than northern NT and QLD due to dry winds.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Darwin Rain Forecast


    Darwin 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    LOW
    11
    12
    13
    14
    LOW
    15
    16
    17
    18
    19
    LOW
    20
    LOW
    21
    22
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27
    LOW
    28
    29
    30
    31
    LOW
    Sep 1
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug 3

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are five main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of the southwest Indian Ocean, Western Australia, New Zealand, 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 10 August to 14 August, 21 August to 25 August, and 3 September to 7 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 17 August to 21 August, 24 August to 28 August, and 3 September to 7 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 10 August to 14 August, 22 August to 26 August, and 28 August to 1 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

    Darwin Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Thursday
    Jul 30
    16.2 °C 31.2 °C
    0.0 mm
    Friday
    Jul 31
    16.6 °C 32.1 °C
    0.0 mm
    Saturday
    Aug 01
    17.3 °C 32.3 °C
    0.0 mm
    Sunday
    Aug 02
    17.7 °C 30.7 °C
    0.0 mm
    Monday
    Aug 03
    17.9 °C 30.1 °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 32.3° 01/08/2020 Coldest this month 17.3° 01/08/2020
    Hottest on record 37.0 30/08/1971 Coldest on record 13.0 23/08/2014
    Hottest this year 35.9° 30/03/2020 Coldest this year 16.2° 30/07/2020
    Long term average 31.4° Long term average 20.3°
    Average this month 29.9° Average this month 17.6°
    Hottest August On Record Avg. max. temp. 32.9° 1988 Coldest August on record Avg. min. temp. 17.8° 2012
    Darwin rainfall history (12.4613°S, 130.8419°E, 46m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 0.0mm 01/08/2020 Total This Month 0.0mm
    0.0 days
    Long Term Average 4.8mm 0.6 days Wettest August on record 83.8mm 1947
    Driest on record 0.0mm 1941
  15. Popup - Radar

    Weather Radar for NT

  16. Year to Date

    Darwin Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Aug 1246.7mm 74.5 day(s)
    Total For 2020 1015.4mm 61.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2019 895.4mm 70.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 87.8mm Jan22
    Lowest Temperature 16.2°C Jul30
    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