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  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Showers 23° 35°
    Chance of rain: 60%
    Likely amount: 1-5mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    5:51am EST 6:15am EST 6:58pm EST 7:21pm EST
    NOW
    25.7° Feels Like: 27.7°
    Relative Humidity: 82%
    Dew: 22.4°
    Wind: E 15km/h
    Gust: 17km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1013.1hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Longreach
    Now
    28.1°c
    Feels Like:
    29.6°
    Wind:
    NE 15km/h
    Gusts:
    17km/h
    Humidity:
    67%
    Showers
     
    23°
    Min
    35°
    Max
    Today in Longreach
    Partly cloudy. High chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.
    Tomorrow
    Mostly sunny
    22°
    Min
    37°
    Max
    Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower from the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming N/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
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  6. Warnings

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Partly cloudy. High chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.

    Forecast for Longreach (23.4405°S, 144.2503°E, 189m AMSL)
      Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed
    Summary Showers Mostly sunny Possible shower Possible shower Mostly sunny Possible thunderstorm Late thunder
    Minimum 23° 22° 24° 23° 25° 26° 25°
    Maximum 35° 37° 37° 38° 40° 40° 39°
    Chance of rain 60% 40% 50% 50% 50% 50% 40%
    Likely amount 1-5mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm
    UV index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme - -
    Fire Danger Rating No Rating No Rating No Rating Moderate - - -
    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 17
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    25
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    Wind direction ENE NE ENE ENE ENE E E SE E SE ENE ESE ENE ESE
    Relative humidity 87% 55% 63% 37% 65% 45% 65% 36% 58% 31% 57% 35% 57% 33%
    Dew point 23°C 22°C 21°C 19°C 23°C 22°C 22°C 20°C 23°C 19°C 23°C 21°C 22°C 19°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Longreach Rain Forecast


    Longreach 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    22
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    29
    Mar 1
    2
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    4
    5
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    8
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    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Feb21

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are five main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of the southwest Indian Ocean, eastern Australia, 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 2024-02-21, 2024-03-01 and 2024-03-09. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 2024-02-21, 2024-02-26 and 2024-03-06. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 2024-02-24, 2024-03-01 and 2024-03-09.

    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
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    2024
    2025
    4
    5
    7
    8
    8
    8
    7
    9
    8
    6
    7
    7
    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 6

    ENSO status: El Niño, reduced atmospheric effect. IOD status: Neutral, Positive IOD ended. SAM status: Positive, trending neutral. The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is in an El Niño, with all international models indicating this event will continue until about April 2024. Ocean warming has peaked over the central Pacific. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) is close to zero over the last 30-60 days, showing that the atmosphere is not reflecting the ocean components. Therefore, Australia is feeling reduced effects from this El Niño event. El Niño only has a limited effect on rainfall during summer, typically drying Far North Qld, increasing rainfall over the Nullarbor, and having little effect elsewhere. El Niño events can make southern Australia slightly drier than normal during Autumn. The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is now back into a neutral phase, after a much later than normal finish to 2023's positive event. Oceans are remaining high near the Horn of Africa, put warming has also occurrednear Jakarta. The IOD will likely stay neutral during Autumn, with low confidence of either a positive or negative phase. The Southern Annular Mode (SAM) is currently weakly positive but will be mostly neutral in February and early March. A positive SAM increases easterly winds more likely, increasing rainfall and thunderstorm activity in the east, but reducing it in southern and Western Australia. Rainfall outlooks are predicting mostly drier than normal conditions across Australia during February, likely due to a monsoon retreat. Conditions are forecast to be similiar in March (although another monsoon onset would lead to wetter conditons in the north) while average conditions throughout are expected in April and May.

  11. Popup - Daily historical

  12. Long range rainfall forecast

    Longreach Rain Forecast


    Longreach 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    22
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    29
    Mar 1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14
    15
    16
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Feb21

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are five main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of the southwest Indian Ocean, eastern Australia, 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 2024-02-21, 2024-03-01 and 2024-03-09. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 2024-02-21, 2024-02-26 and 2024-03-06. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 2024-02-24, 2024-03-01 and 2024-03-09.

    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.

  13. Past 5 Days

    Longreach Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Sunday
    Feb 18
    23.0 °C -
    0.0 mm
    Monday
    Feb 19
    21.9 °C 36.5 °C
    -
    Tuesday
    Feb 20
    23.0 °C 38.0 °C
    0.0 mm
    Wednesday
    Feb 21
    23.3 °C 36.2 °C
    0.0 mm
    Thursday
    Feb 22
    22.3 °C 25.7 °C
    7.0 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Longreach minimum temp history (23.4405°S, 144.2503°E, 189m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 42.0° 02/02/2024 Coldest this month 22.1° 10/02/2024
    Hottest on record 45.0 13/02/2017 Coldest on record 14.5 04/02/2005
    Hottest this year 44.8° 23/01/2024 Coldest this year 20.7° 12/01/2024
    Long term average 36.0° Long term average 22.6°
    Average this month 38.2° Average this month 24.5°
    Hottest February On Record Avg. max. temp. 39.8° 1983 Coldest February on record Avg. min. temp. 20.2° 2012
    Longreach rainfall history (23.4405°S, 144.2503°E, 189m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 28.8mm 14/02/2024 Total This Month 41.4mm
    7.0 days
    Long Term Average 75.4mm 6.7 days Wettest February on record 243.8mm 1977
    Driest on record 6.2mm 1988
  15. Year to Date

    Longreach Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Feb 153.9mm 13.9 day(s)
    Total For 2024 78.4mm 16.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2023 238.8mm 23.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 28.8mm Feb14
    Lowest Temperature 20.7°C Jan12
    Highest Temperature 44.8°C Jan23
  16. Popup - Radar

    Weather Radar for Australia

  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) 37.3 36.0 34.8 31.6 27.1 23.9 23.7 26.2 30.4 34.1 36.3 37.6 31.5
    Mean Min (°C) 23.3 22.6 20.6 16.6 12.0 8.4 7.2 8.6 12.7 17.1 20.2 22.4 15.9
    Mean Rain (mm) 78.5 75.4 56.6 34.3 23.5 18.0 18.6 10.9 12.0 23.2 29.9 52.7 428.1
    Mean Rain Days 7.2 6.7 4.9 2.8 2.7 2.3 2.3 2.0 2.3 3.8 4.6 6.2 47.4