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  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TOMORROW
    Sunny 16° 33°
    Chance of rain: 5%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:10am EST 6:33am EST 6:17pm EST 6:40pm EST
    NOW
    18.9° Feels Like: 15.2°
    Relative Humidity: 34%
    Dew: 2.7°
    Wind: S 11km/h
    Gust: 13km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1016.0hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Longreach
    Now
    17.0°c
    Feels Like:
    13.8°
    Wind:
    SSE 11km/h
    Gusts:
    11km/h
    Humidity:
    46%
    Sunny
     
    16°
    Min
    33°
    Max
    Today in Longreach
    Sunny. Winds S/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending E/SE 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending S/SE 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.
    Tomorrow
    Sunny
    16°
    Min
    33°
    Max
    Mostly sunny. Winds E/SE 20 to 30 km/h tending E/NE in the morning then tending E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.
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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Longreach

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Sunny. Winds S/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending E/SE 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending S/SE 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

    Forecast for Longreach (23.4405°S, 144.2503°E, 189m AMSL)
      Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    Summary Sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Sunny
    Minimum 16° 18° 20° 21° 21° 21° 17°
    Maximum 33° 33° 33° 34° 32° 34° 32°
    Chance of rain 5% 5% 10% 5% 10% 5% 5%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV index Very High Very High Very High 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 26
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    26
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    23
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    27
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    28
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    Wind direction SE SSE ESE SE ENE E ENE E ENE E ENE S SE SSE
    Relative humidity 39% 23% 35% 25% 43% 27% 48% 29% 52% 30% 50% 26% 37% 20%
    Dew point 9°C 8°C 9°C 10°C 14°C 11°C 15°C 13°C 16°C 12°C 16°C 11°C 9°C 6°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Longreach Rain Forecast


    Longreach 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    MEDIUM
    13
    LOW
    14
    15
    16
    LOW
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    29
    30
    May 1
    2
    LOW
    3
    4
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Apr 5

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are six main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, New Zealand, the south Pacific, 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 18 April to 22 April, 24 April to 28 April, and 5 May to 9 May. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 10 April to 14 April, and 29 April to 3 May. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 12 April to 16 April, 18 April to 22 April, and 5 May to 9 May.

    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

    Longreach Rain Forecast


    Longreach 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    2020
    2021
    7
    7
    8
    8
    7
    8
    7
    10
    7
    7
    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 Mar 9

    ENSO status: Neutral IOD status: Neutral SAM status: Trending neutral Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial central Pacific remained stable throughout February with the Nino3.4 index registering a value of 0.3. On the other hand, the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) recorded a value of -2.2 in February. The current outlook suggests slightly warmer than average SSTs will persist across the equatorial Pacific Ocean through the austral autumn, potentially cooling further by the austral winter. Four out of seven international models maintain a slightly warmer than average equatorial Pacific Ocean through the first half of winter. To the west of Australia, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) remains neutral, normal for this time of the year. All six international models maintain neutral IOD values through to the austral winter. In terms of precipitation across Australia, the current outlook favours below average rainfall for western, central and southeastern parts of the country. Across NSW and Qld, the outlook is for average-to-above average, mainly across the Qld coasts. This excludes any extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones or East Coast Lows. Across the north, the North Australian Monsoon (NAM) has been quiet for most of the wet season, with the current prognosis suggesting below average rainfall for March but above average in April. 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. The current consensus, however, suggests that average to above average rainfall is a possibility across northern, western and parts of the inland south east.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Longreach Rain Forecast


    Longreach 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    MEDIUM
    13
    LOW
    14
    15
    16
    LOW
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    29
    30
    May 1
    2
    LOW
    3
    4
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Apr 5

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are six main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, New Zealand, the south Pacific, 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 18 April to 22 April, 24 April to 28 April, and 5 May to 9 May. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 10 April to 14 April, and 29 April to 3 May. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 12 April to 16 April, 18 April to 22 April, and 5 May to 9 May.

    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

    Longreach Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Wednesday
    Apr 01
    21.2 °C 36.3 °C
    0.0 mm
    Thursday
    Apr 02
    22.4 °C 36.2 °C
    0.0 mm
    Friday
    Apr 03
    22.5 °C 38.5 °C
    0.0 mm
    Saturday
    Apr 04
    22.7 °C 35.1 °C
    0.0 mm
    Sunday
    Apr 05
    15.7 °C 31 °C
    0.2 mm
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  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Longreach minimum temp history (23.4405°S, 144.2503°E, 189m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 38.5° 03/04/2020 Coldest this month 15.7° 05/04/2020
    Hottest on record 39.6 12/04/2003 Coldest on record 2.9 30/04/1999
    Hottest this year 43.9° 01/01/2020 Coldest this year 15.7° 05/04/2020
    Long term average 31.5° Long term average 16.5°
    Average this month 36.5° Average this month 20.9°
    Hottest April On Record Avg. max. temp. 34.6° 2016 Coldest April on record Avg. min. temp. 13.0° 2008
    Longreach rainfall history (23.4405°S, 144.2503°E, 189m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 0.2mm 05/04/2020 Total This Month 0.2mm
    1.0 days
    Long Term Average 34.8mm 2.8 days Wettest April on record 313.8mm 1990
    Driest on record 0.0mm 1951
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    Weather Radar for QLD

  16. Year to Date

    Longreach Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Apr 244.9mm 21.4 day(s)
    Total For 2020 181.8mm 23.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2019 189.8mm 16.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 29.0mm Jan27
    Lowest Temperature 15.7°C Apr 5
    Highest Temperature 43.9°C Jan 1
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    Longreach Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 37.1 35.9 34.7 31.5 27.1 23.7 23.6 26.0 30.2 34.0 36.3 37.5 31.4
    Mean Min (°C) 23.1 22.5 20.5 16.5 12.1 8.3 7.1 8.5 12.6 16.9 20.1 22.2 15.8
    Mean Rain (mm) 78.7 77.2 54.2 34.8 24.8 19.3 19.0 11.3 12.1 21.5 29.8 55.3 437.5
    Mean Rain Days 7.1 6.7 4.8 2.8 2.8 2.3 2.3 2.0 2.4 3.8 4.5 6.3 45.8