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Longreach (23.4405°S, 144.2503°E, 189m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TOMORROW
    Sunny 26°
    Chance of rain: 5%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:21am EST 6:44am EST 6:08pm EST 6:31pm EST
    NOW
    15.1° Feels Like: 9.6°
    Relative Humidity: 18%
    Dew: -9.0°
    Wind: SSE 13km/h
    Gust: SSE 13km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1025.6hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Longreach
    Now
    15.1°c
    Feels Like:
    9.1°
    Wind:
    SSE 15km/h
    Gusts:
    19km/h
    Humidity:
    16%
    Sunny
     
    Min
    26°
    Max
    Today in Longreach
    Sunny. Winds SE 20 to 30 km/h turning S 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
    Tomorrow
    Sunny
    Min
    26°
    Max
    Sunny. Winds S/SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning then becoming S/SE 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
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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 SE 20 to 30 km/h turning S 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

    Forecast for Longreach (23.4405°S, 144.2503°E, 189m AMSL)
      Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue
    Summary Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny
    Minimum 11°
    Maximum 26° 26° 28° 29° 30° 31° 30°
    Chance of rain 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 20%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV index High High 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 27
    (km/h)
    23
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    23
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    24
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    7
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    Wind direction SSE SSE SSE S SE SE NE NE NE NE ESE SSE ESE SSW
    Relative humidity 29% 12% 35% 18% 39% 15% 44% 18% 56% 23% 31% 16% 28% 16%
    Dew point -3°C -5°C 0°C -0°C 1°C -1°C 5°C 3°C 10°C 7°C 2°C 3°C 1°C 2°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Longreach Rain Forecast


    Longreach 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    20
    21
    22
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    25
    26
    27
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    31
    Sep 1
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    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug20

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are three main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the southwest Indian Ocean, and New Zealand.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 25 August to 29 August, 6 September to 10 September, and 18 September to 22 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 25 August to 29 August, 29 August to 2 September, and 11 September to 15 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 25 August to 29 August, 31 August to 4 September, and 18 September to 22 September.

  10. 12 Month Rainfall Forecast

    Longreach Rain Forecast


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

    Longreach Rain Forecast


    Longreach 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    29
    30
    31
    Sep 1
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    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug20

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are three main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the southwest Indian Ocean, and New Zealand.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 25 August to 29 August, 6 September to 10 September, and 18 September to 22 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 25 August to 29 August, 29 August to 2 September, and 11 September to 15 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 25 August to 29 August, 31 August to 4 September, and 18 September to 22 September.

  12. Popup - Daily historical

  13. Past 5 Days

    Longreach Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Friday
    Aug 16
    5.9 °C 29.5 °C
    0.0 mm
    Saturday
    Aug 17
    13.0 °C 30.5 °C
    0.0 mm
    Sunday
    Aug 18
    11.2 °C 32.3 °C
    0.0 mm
    Monday
    Aug 19
    13.4 °C 24.4 °C
    0.0 mm
    Tuesday
    Aug 20
    7.5 °C 23 °C
    0.0 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 32.3° 18/08/2019 Coldest this month 1.8° 12/08/2019
    Hottest on record 37.5 22/08/2009 Coldest on record -0.9 02/08/1977
    Hottest this year 43.0° 12/03/2019 Coldest this year 0.8° 04/06/2019
    Long term average 26.0° Long term average 8.5°
    Average this month 26.0° Average this month 7.8°
    Hottest August On Record Avg. max. temp. 31.8° 2009 Coldest August on record Avg. min. temp. 3.8° 1976
    Longreach rainfall history (23.4405°S, 144.2503°E, 189m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 0.0mm 01/08/2019 Total This Month 0.0mm
    0.0 days
    Long Term Average 11.3mm 2.0 days Wettest August on record 71.7mm 2009
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  16. Year to Date

    Longreach Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Aug 319.3mm 30.8 day(s)
    Total For 2019 196.4mm 22.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2018 173.6mm 20.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 65.8mm Mar27
    Lowest Temperature 0.8°C Jun 4
    Highest Temperature 43.0°C Mar12
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  18. Climatology

    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