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  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Clearing shower 26° 34°
    clearing shower
    Chance of rain: 80%
    Likely amount: 1-5mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:18am EST 6:40am EST 7:10pm EST 7:32pm EST
    NOW
    32.0° Feels Like: 34.6°
    Relative Humidity: 67%
    Dew: 25.3°
    Wind: NNE 20km/h
    Gust: 28km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1006.6hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Burketown
    Now
    31.3°c
    Feels Like:
    33.4°
    Wind:
    N 22km/h
    Gusts:
    30km/h
    Humidity:
    69%
    Clearing shower
     
    26°
    Min
    34°
    Max
    Today in Burketown
    Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers during the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible heavy falls in the southeast during the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming N/NW 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending N/NE in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.
    Tomorrow
    Mostly sunny
    25°
    Min
    35°
    Max
    Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers in the east, slight chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible heavy falls in the east. Light winds becoming NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Burketown

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers during the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible heavy falls in the southeast during the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming N/NW 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending N/NE in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.

    Forecast for Burketown (17.7417°S, 139.5479°E, 2m AMSL)
      Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue
    Summary Clearing shower Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny
    Minimum 26° 25° 25° 26° 26° 25° 25°
    Maximum 34° 35° 35° 36° 36° 36° 35°
    Chance of rain 80% 10% 40% 20% 40% 60% 90%
    Likely amount 1-5mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm
    UV index Extreme 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 18
    (km/h)
    23
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    Wind direction NE NE NNW N WNW NNW WSW NNE W NNE NW NNE NNW NNE
    Relative humidity 81% 68% 80% 57% 78% 62% 79% 55% 79% 53% 81% 56% 81% 62%
    Dew point 27°C 27°C 26°C 25°C 25°C 27°C 26°C 25°C 26°C 25°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 27°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Burketown Rain Forecast


    Burketown 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    26
    LOW
    27
    LOW
    28
    MEDIUM
    29
    MEDIUM
    Mar 1
    MEDIUM
    2
    LOW
    3
    MEDIUM
    4
    LOW
    5
    6
    LOW
    7
    8
    LOW
    9
    LOW
    10
    MEDIUM
    11
    MEDIUM
    12
    MEDIUM
    13
    LOW
    14
    LOW
    15
    LOW
    16
    LOW
    17
    LOW
    18
    19
    20
    LOW
    21
    LOW
    22
    LOW
    23
    24
    25
    LOW
    26
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Feb26

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has been relatively fast moving in recent weeks. There are six main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, 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 5 March to 9 March, 11 March to 15 March, and 28 March to 1 April. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 6 March to 10 March, and 14 March to 18 March. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 2 March to 6 March, 6 March to 10 March, and 24 March to 28 March.

    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

    Burketown Rain Forecast


    Burketown 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    2020
    2021
    6
    5
    8
    7
    9
    9
    8
    1
    8
    5
    7
    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 Feb 12

    ENSO status: Neutral IOD status: Neutral SAM status: Trending neutral Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial central Pacific remained stable throughout January with the Nino3.4 index registering a value of 0.4 as per December. On the other hand, the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) recorded a value of 1.3 in January. The current outlook suggests warmer than average SSTs will persist across the equatorial Pacific Ocean through the austral autumn, cooling even further by mid 2020. Six out of eight international models continue to maintain a warmer than average equatorial Pacific Ocean through the first half of the year, none of these reaching El Nino thresholds. To the west of Australia, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) remains neutral, which is what you will expect for this time of the year. All six international models maintain neutral IOD values until the austral winter, with indications we could see another positive event late winter/spring. However, the skill of the models is low at this time of the year. In terms of rainfall across Australia, the current outlook favours average-to-below average rainfall for parts of inland NSW and Qld for the end of summer and autumn. This however, excludes any extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones or East Coast Lows. Across the north, the North Australian Monsoon (NAM) had its latest onset on record in early February at Darwin (by its technical definition) with the current prognosis suggesting another below average wet season for northern Australia. The northern half of the country however, could see a wet end to the wet season compared to the season thus far. 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.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Burketown Rain Forecast


    Burketown 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    26
    LOW
    27
    LOW
    28
    MEDIUM
    29
    MEDIUM
    Mar 1
    MEDIUM
    2
    LOW
    3
    MEDIUM
    4
    LOW
    5
    6
    LOW
    7
    8
    LOW
    9
    LOW
    10
    MEDIUM
    11
    MEDIUM
    12
    MEDIUM
    13
    LOW
    14
    LOW
    15
    LOW
    16
    LOW
    17
    LOW
    18
    19
    20
    LOW
    21
    LOW
    22
    LOW
    23
    24
    25
    LOW
    26
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Feb26

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has been relatively fast moving in recent weeks. There are six main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, 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 5 March to 9 March, 11 March to 15 March, and 28 March to 1 April. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 6 March to 10 March, and 14 March to 18 March. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 2 March to 6 March, 6 March to 10 March, and 24 March to 28 March.

    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

    Burketown Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Saturday
    Feb 22
    25.7 °C 33.3 °C
    0.0 mm
    Sunday
    Feb 23
    25.7 °C 29.2 °C
    0.8 mm
    Monday
    Feb 24
    25.8 °C 28.1 °C
    28.4 mm
    Tuesday
    Feb 25
    24.8 °C 31.6 °C
    45.6 mm
    Wednesday
    Feb 26
    25.0 °C -
    0.6 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Burketown minimum temp history (17.7417°S, 139.5479°E, 2m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 40.2° 13/02/2020 Coldest this month 23.2° 19/02/2020
    Hottest on record 40.8 01/02/2013 Coldest on record 17.2 04/02/2015
    Hottest this year 44.4° 19/01/2020 Coldest this year 22.2° 13/01/2020
    Long term average 33.9° Long term average 24.7°
    Average this month 35.1° Average this month 26.1°
    Hottest February On Record Avg. max. temp. 36.9° 2015 Coldest February on record Avg. min. temp. 23.4° 2012
    Burketown rainfall history (17.7417°S, 139.5479°E, 2m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 45.6mm 25/02/2020 Total This Month 137.2mm
    15.0 days
    Long Term Average 218.2mm 13.9 days Wettest February on record 608.2mm 2017
    Driest on record 0.0mm 2015
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    Weather Radar for QLD

  16. Year to Date

    Burketown Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Feb 463.5mm 29.5 day(s)
    Total For 2020 352.4mm 30.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2019 173.4mm 22.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 84.0mm Jan27
    Lowest Temperature 22.2°C Jan13
    Highest Temperature 44.4°C Jan19
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    Burketown Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 34.2 33.9 34.5 34.3 31.8 29.1 29.0 30.5 33.6 35.6 36.5 36.3 33.3
    Mean Min (°C) 25.2 24.7 23.9 21.6 18.2 15.2 14.4 15.1 18.5 21.7 24.0 25.5 20.7
    Mean Rain (mm) 245.3 218.2 145.1 50.0 5.8 4.6 3.0 1.5 1.0 7.7 42.2 108.1 840.8
    Mean Rain Days 15.6 13.9 10.3 3.0 1.3 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.7 4.9 9.6 60.1