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Katherine (14.4646°S, 132.2646°E, 100m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Mostly sunny 10° 33°
    mostly sunny
    Chance of rain: 5%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:30am CST 6:52am CST 6:35pm CST 6:56pm CST
    NOW
    31.3° Feels Like: 25.7°
    Relative Humidity: 18%
    Dew: 4.2°
    Wind: ESE 22km/h
    Gust: ESE 22km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1014.6hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Katherine
    Now
    33.4°c
    Feels Like:
    29.6°
    Wind:
    SE 11km/h
    Gusts:
    15km/h
    Humidity:
    14%
    Mostly sunny
     
    10°
    Min
    33°
    Max
    Today in Katherine
    Areas of smoke haze this morning. Sunny afternoon. Winds E/SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.
    Tomorrow
    Sunny
    Min
    34°
    Max
    Patchy fog in the early morning. Sunny day. Winds E/SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening then becoming NE 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
  4. Radar

  5. Popup Radar

  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Katherine

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Areas of smoke haze this morning. Sunny afternoon. Winds E/SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

    Forecast for Katherine (14.4646°S, 132.2646°E, 100m AMSL)
      Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
    Summary Mostly sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny
    Minimum 10° 11° 13° 13° 12° 12°
    Maximum 33° 34° 34° 35° 35° 34° 34°
    Chance of rain 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV index Very High Very High Very High 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 12
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    7
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    7
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    23
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    24
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    Wind direction ESE ESE ESE SE E ESE ESE ESE SE ESE SE SE SE SE
    Relative humidity 58% 12% 31% 9% 59% 14% 50% 17% 48% 15% 36% 10% 21% 8%
    Dew point 11°C 0°C 3°C -3°C 12°C 3°C 12°C 7°C 11°C 5°C 6°C -2°C -1°C -5°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Katherine Rain Forecast


    Katherine 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    29
    30
    31
    Sep 1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    LOW
    12
    13
    14
    15
    16
    17
    18
    LOW
    19
    LOW
    20
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug23

    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, and New Zealand.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 29 August to 2 September, 4 September to 8 September, and 15 September to 19 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 7 September to 11 September, and 21 September to 25 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 30 August to 3 September, 4 September to 8 September, and 14 September to 18 September.

  10. 12 Month Rainfall Forecast

    Katherine Rain Forecast


    Katherine 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    2019
    2020
    6
    7
    5
    4
    6
    6
    6
    1
    8
    7
    9
    10
    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 8

    ENSO status: Neutral IOD status: Positive Sea surface temperatures (SST's) continued a cooling trend over the central Pacific during July. The Nino3.4 index lingered at about 0.5 through the month of July. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) recorded a value of -5.6 in July, which is now in neutral territory. Current consensus suggests warmer than average SSTs will remain across the equatorial Pacific Ocean through the austral spring, but well within neutral values. Although, six out of eight international models maintain a warmer than average Pacific Ocean through the remainder of 2019, none of these are reaching El Nino thresholds during the 2019/2020 summer. Moreover, the IRI ENSO forecast suggests less than 50% of another El Nino developing over the next 12 months. On the other hand, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) remains strongly positive. Six out of six international models maintain a positive event until mid-spring. The climate outlook for the four weeks left in winter and spring, favours average-to-below average rainfall across the southern half of Australia, in particular over the eastern half of the continent. During Positive IODs, central and southeastern Australia tend to see a reduction in rainfall during the end of winter and the first half of spring due to a reduction of moisture streaming from the northwest. SST's along the eastern seaboard remain significantly warmer than average (especially off NSW) maintaining a high risk of extreme weather events such as East Coast Lows (ECLs). These can bring intense periods of rainfall east of the Great Dividing Range, leading to flash flooding.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Katherine Rain Forecast


    Katherine 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    29
    30
    31
    Sep 1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    LOW
    12
    13
    14
    15
    16
    17
    18
    LOW
    19
    LOW
    20
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug23

    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, and New Zealand.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 29 August to 2 September, 4 September to 8 September, and 15 September to 19 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 7 September to 11 September, and 21 September to 25 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 30 August to 3 September, 4 September to 8 September, and 14 September to 18 September.

  12. Popup - Daily historical

  13. Past 5 Days

    Katherine Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Monday
    Aug 19
    21.9 °C 34.8 °C
    0.0 mm
    Tuesday
    Aug 20
    18.9 °C 29.7 °C
    0.0 mm
    Wednesday
    Aug 21
    15.2 °C 29.7 °C
    0.0 mm
    Thursday
    Aug 22
    11.4 °C 31.7 °C
    0.0 mm
    Friday
    Aug 23
    12.2 °C -
    0.0 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Katherine minimum temp history (14.4646°S, 132.2646°E, 100m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 36.1° 18/08/2019 Coldest this month 8.4° 14/08/2019
    Hottest on record 37.4 31/08/2016 Coldest on record 4.3 17/08/2002
    Hottest this year 39.2° 08/03/2019 Coldest this year 4.0° 26/06/2019
    Long term average 32.2° Long term average 15.0°
    Average this month 32.3° Average this month 14.3°
    Hottest August On Record Avg. max. temp. 33.9° 1992 Coldest August on record Avg. min. temp. 11.3° 2002
    Katherine rainfall history (14.4646°S, 132.2646°E, 100m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 0.0mm 01/08/2019 Total This Month 0.0mm
    0.0 days
    Long Term Average 1.2mm 0.2 days Wettest August on record 35.6mm 1992
  15. Popup - Radar

  16. Year to Date

    Katherine Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Aug 717.0mm 46.5 day(s)
    Total For 2019 522.2mm 47.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2018 555.0mm 54.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 56.4mm Feb 4
    Lowest Temperature 4.0°C Jun26
    Highest Temperature 39.2°C Mar 8
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Katherine Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 34.1 33.8 34.3 34.0 32.3 30.1 30.2 32.2 35.8 37.7 37.4 35.6 34.0
    Mean Min (°C) 24.3 24.0 23.1 20.6 17.5 14.3 13.6 15.0 19.9 23.9 24.9 24.8 20.5
    Mean Rain (mm) 268.0 234.7 167.7 39.5 2.3 0.8 2.8 1.2 9.3 29.8 93.3 231.0 1072.5
    Mean Rain Days 15.9 14.2 11.5 3.2 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.2 1.0 3.6 8.3 13.9 68.1