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  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Possible shower 24° 36°
    possible shower
    Chance of rain: 50%
    Likely amount: 1-5mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    4:50am EST 5:15am EST 6:49pm EST 7:15pm EST
    NOW
    23.8° Feels Like: 28.7°
    Relative Humidity: 92%
    Dew: 22.4°
    Wind: N 0km/h
    Gust: 0km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 2.2mm
    Pressure:  
  3. Today Weather

    Lawes
    Now
    24.5°c
    Feels Like:
    27.8°
    Wind:
    SW 6km/h
    Gusts:
    9km/h
    Humidity:
    83%
    Possible shower
     
    24°
    Min
    36°
    Max
    Today in Lawes
    Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers, most likely during the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Winds N 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 31 to 36.
    Tomorrow
    Possible thunderstorm
    24°
    Min
    35°
    Max
    Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers inland, slight chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm inland. Winds N 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Lawes

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers, most likely during the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Winds N 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 31 to 36.

    Forecast for Lawes (27.5603°S, 152.3321°E, 91m AMSL)
      Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed
    Summary Possible shower Possible thunderstorm Possible shower Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny
    Minimum 24° 24° 24° 23° 22° 21° 21°
    Maximum 36° 35° 32° 34° 33° 33° 33°
    Chance of rain 50% 70% 80% 40% 20% 10% 30%
    Likely amount 1-5mm 10-20mm 5-10mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    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 13
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    Wind direction NNE NE NNW NNE NE ENE ENE ENE E E ENE ENE NNE E
    Relative humidity 69% 47% 62% 51% 74% 66% 67% 46% 64% 43% 60% 35% 60% 35%
    Dew point 23°C 23°C 23°C 24°C 24°C 25°C 22°C 21°C 21°C 19°C 19°C 16°C 19°C 16°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Lawes Rain Forecast


    Lawes 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    23
    LOW
    24
    LOW
    25
    LOW
    26
    MEDIUM
    27
    MEDIUM
    28
    MEDIUM
    29
    LOW
    30
    LOW
    31
    LOW
    Feb 1
    LOW
    2
    LOW
    3
    LOW
    4
    5
    6
    LOW
    7
    LOW
    8
    9
    LOW
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14
    15
    16
    17
    18
    LOW
    19
    20
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Jan22

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are seven main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, eastern Australia, the south Pacific, South America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 30 January to 3 February, 13 February to 17 February, and 21 February to 25 February. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 30 January to 3 February. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 29 January to 2 February, 13 February to 17 February, and 21 February to 25 February.

    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

    Lawes Rain Forecast


    Lawes 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    2020
    3
    7
    4
    8
    7
    7
    7
    6
    6
    5
    4
    6
    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 Jan 14

    ENSO status: Neutral IOD status: Neutral SAM status: Trending neutral Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial central Pacific remained stable throughout December with the Nino3.4 index registering a value of 0.4 throughout the month. On the other hand, the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) recorded a value of -5.5 in December. The current outlook suggests warmer than average SSTs will persist across the equatorial Pacific Ocean through the coming months, but remaining within neutral values. Six out of eight international models maintain a warmer than average equatorial Pacific Ocean through the first two quarters of 2020, none of these reaching El Nino thresholds. To the west of Australia, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) has now returned to neutral, as waters off Western Australia have warmed up considerably. All six international models maintain neutral values until the austral winter with indications we could see another positive event later this year. In terms of rainfall across Australia, the current outlook favours a clearer below average rainfall signal for Western Australia and the Northern Territory through the remainder of January. This however, excludes any extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones. For the eastern states, there is a wetter than average signal for the coming weeks. Looking further ahead, with no significant signature from ENSO, there are no significant climate drivers tilting the balance towards a drier or wetter February. The current outlook suggests average-to-below average odds for February and March across the eastern states. The northern and western half of the country, however, could see a wet end to summer/start to autumn.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Lawes Rain Forecast


    Lawes 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    23
    LOW
    24
    LOW
    25
    LOW
    26
    MEDIUM
    27
    MEDIUM
    28
    MEDIUM
    29
    LOW
    30
    LOW
    31
    LOW
    Feb 1
    LOW
    2
    LOW
    3
    LOW
    4
    5
    6
    LOW
    7
    LOW
    8
    9
    LOW
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14
    15
    16
    17
    18
    LOW
    19
    20
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Jan22

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are seven main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, eastern Australia, the south Pacific, South America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 30 January to 3 February, 13 February to 17 February, and 21 February to 25 February. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 30 January to 3 February. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 29 January to 2 February, 13 February to 17 February, and 21 February to 25 February.

    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

    Lawes Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Saturday
    Jan 18
    20.4 °C 29.1 °C
    18.2 mm
    Sunday
    Jan 19
    21.4 °C 32.6 °C
    3.4 mm
    Monday
    Jan 20
    22.6 °C 36.4 °C
    0.2 mm
    Tuesday
    Jan 21
    20.5 °C 39.1 °C
    15.6 mm
    Wednesday
    Jan 22
    21.4 °C 38 °C
    0.2 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Lawes minimum temp history (27.5603°S, 152.3321°E, 91m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 39.0° 21/01/2020 Coldest this month 14.8° 05/01/2020
    Hottest on record 44.5 06/01/1994 Coldest on record 12.0 11/01/2003
    Hottest this year 39.0° 21/01/2020 Coldest this year 14.8° 05/01/2020
    Long term average 31.7° Long term average 19.5°
    Average this month 34.8° Average this month 20.0°
    Hottest January On Record Avg. max. temp. 34.2° 1980 Coldest January on record Avg. min. temp. 16.7° 2003
    Lawes rainfall history (27.5603°S, 152.3321°E, 91m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 18.2mm 18/01/2020 Total This Month 42.2mm
    9.0 days
    Long Term Average 112.4mm 9.9 days Wettest January on record 452.9mm 1980
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    Weather Radar for QLD

  16. Year to Date

    Lawes Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Jan 112.4mm 9.9 day(s)
    Total For 2020 42.2mm 9.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2019 0.8mm 1.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 18.2mm Jan18
    Lowest Temperature 14.8°C Jan 5
    Highest Temperature 39.0°C Jan21
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  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    Lawes Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 31.7 30.9 29.7 27.4 23.9 21.3 20.9 22.6 25.8 28.2 30.0 31.1 27.0
    Mean Min (°C) 19.5 19.2 17.5 14.0 10.6 7.9 6.3 6.9 9.8 13.2 16.1 18.3 13.3
    Mean Rain (mm) 112.4 99.1 79.8 47.4 45.6 41.9 36.6 26.9 35.2 63.4 79.4 99.5 768.1
    Mean Rain Days 9.9 9.7 9.8 6.7 6.3 5.7 5.4 5.1 5.3 7.4 8.3 9.4 87.7