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  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Sunny 18° 34°
    Chance of rain: 5%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    5:22am EST 5:45am EST 6:30pm EST 6:54pm EST
    NOW
    31.1° Feels Like: 25.6°
    Relative Humidity: 27%
    Dew: 9.9°
    Wind: NE 28km/h
    Gust: 33km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1019.6hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Longreach
    Now
    28.4°c
    Feels Like:
    22.2°
    Wind:
    NNE 30km/h
    Gusts:
    33km/h
    Humidity:
    29%
    Sunny
     
    18°
    Min
    34°
    Max
    Today in Longreach
    Sunny. Winds E/NE 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.
    Tomorrow
    Sunny
    18°
    Min
    34°
    Max
    Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the southwest in the afternoon and evening. Winds NE 25 to 35 km/h turning E 20 to 30 km/h in the late morning then tending E/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
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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 E/NE 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.

    Forecast for Longreach (23.4405°S, 144.2503°E, 189m AMSL)
      Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon
    Summary Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny
    Minimum 18° 18° 18° 18° 19° 20° 20°
    Maximum 34° 34° 34° 36° 38° 38° 39°
    Chance of rain 5% 5% 5% 5% 20% 10% 70%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 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 35
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    32
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    31
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    31
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    27
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    28
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    26
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    Wind direction ENE E ENE E NE E NE ENE NNE W SE SSW E ESE
    Relative humidity 42% 16% 37% 16% 37% 17% 36% 15% 35% 14% 11% 8% 16% 12%
    Dew point 13°C 5°C 11°C 5°C 11°C 6°C 12°C 6°C 13°C 7°C -3°C -1°C 3°C 5°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
    LOW
    27
    28
    LOW
    29
    30
    31
    Nov 1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14
    15
    16
    LOW
    17
    LOW
    18
    19
    LOW
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Oct22

    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 South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Western Australia, New Zealand, and the southeast Pacific.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 2 November to 6 November, 7 November to 11 November, and 13 November to 17 November. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 16 November to 20 November. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 1 November to 5 November, 7 November to 11 November, and 19 November to 23 November.

    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
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    2019
    2020
    4
    6
    4
    5
    6
    5
    7
    6
    8
    8
    7
    9
    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 Oct 7

    ENSO status: Neutral IOD status: Positive Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial central Pacific remain within neutral values. The Nino3.4 index lingered between -0.2 and 0.2 through the month of September. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) recorded a value of -12.4 during the past month. The current outlook consensus suggests warmer than average SSTs will persist across the equatorial Pacific Ocean through the austral spring, but well within neutral values. Five out of eight international models maintain a slightly warmer than average Pacific Ocean through the end of 2019, none of these reaching El Nino thresholds during the 2019/2020 summer. The IRI ENSO forecast suggests less than 40% of another El Nino developing over the next 12 months, with a neutral ENSO the most likely outcome. To the west of Australia, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) remains strongly positive, with the highest positive value since the early 2000s. All six international models maintain a strong positive event until December. In terms of rainfall, there is little variation to the outlook issued last month. The climate outlook for spring continues to favour below average rainfall for most of Australia, in particular the eastern half of the continent. During Positive IODs, central and southeastern Australia tend to see a reduction in rainfall during spring, due to a reduction of moisture streaming from the northwest. For northern Australia, the current outlook is for a late onset of the wet season across the Northern Territory and Queensland. A negative trend in the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) on the other hand, is likely to enhance frontal activity over the far south during spring. This is likely to offset the Positive IOD in far southern Victoria and western Tasmania, which could see average-to-above average rainfall during the remainder of spring.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Longreach Rain Forecast


    Longreach 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    22
    23
    24
    25
    26
    LOW
    27
    28
    LOW
    29
    30
    31
    Nov 1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14
    15
    16
    LOW
    17
    LOW
    18
    19
    LOW
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Oct22

    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 South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Western Australia, New Zealand, and the southeast Pacific.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 2 November to 6 November, 7 November to 11 November, and 13 November to 17 November. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 16 November to 20 November. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 1 November to 5 November, 7 November to 11 November, and 19 November to 23 November.

    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
    Friday
    Oct 18
    21.7 °C 39.1 °C
    0.0 mm
    Saturday
    Oct 19
    15.4 °C 36.1 °C
    -
    Sunday
    Oct 20
    13.2 °C 33.9 °C
    0.0 mm
    Monday
    Oct 21
    16.9 °C 35.2 °C
    0.0 mm
    Tuesday
    Oct 22
    17.9 °C -
    0.2 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Longreach minimum temp history (23.4405°S, 144.2503°E, 189m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 42.5° 16/10/2019 Coldest this month 9.5° 12/10/2019
    Hottest on record 43.8 20/10/2002 Coldest on record 4.2 04/10/1981
    Hottest this year 43.0° 12/03/2019 Coldest this year 0.8° 04/06/2019
    Long term average 34.0° Long term average 16.9°
    Average this month 36.0° Average this month 17.0°
    Hottest October On Record Avg. max. temp. 37.4° 1988 Coldest October on record Avg. min. temp. 13.5° 1976
    Longreach rainfall history (23.4405°S, 144.2503°E, 189m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 0.0mm 01/10/2019 Total This Month 0.0mm
    0.0 days
    Long Term Average 21.5mm 3.8 days Wettest October on record 136.6mm 1988
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  16. Year to Date

    Longreach Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Oct 352.9mm 37.0 day(s)
    Total For 2019 196.4mm 22.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2018 174.0mm 21.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 65.8mm Mar27
    Lowest Temperature 0.8°C Jun 4
    Highest Temperature 43.0°C Mar12
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  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