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  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Mostly sunny 23°
    mostly sunny
    Chance of rain: 5%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:40am EST 7:05am EST 5:47pm EST 6:11pm EST
    NOW
    11.6° Feels Like: 7.4°
    Relative Humidity: 67%
    Dew: 5.7°
    Wind: SE 17km/h
    Gust: 17km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1023.0hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Longreach
    Now
    9.8°c
    Feels Like:
    6.0°
    Wind:
    S 13km/h
    Gusts:
    15km/h
    Humidity:
    68%
    Mostly sunny
     
    Min
    23°
    Max
    Today in Longreach
    Mostly sunny. Winds SE 25 to 35 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.
    Tomorrow
    Mostly sunny
    Min
    20°
    Max
    Mostly sunny. Winds SE 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.
  4. Radar

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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: Mostly sunny. Winds SE 25 to 35 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.

    Forecast for Longreach (23.4405°S, 144.2503°E, 189m AMSL)
      Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    Summary Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Rain Rain Possible shower Possible shower
    Minimum 11° 11° 10° 10°
    Maximum 23° 20° 22° 20° 18° 17° 17°
    Chance of rain 5% 20% 50% 60% 90% 70% 90%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 10-20mm 5-10mm 5-10mm
    UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate 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 20
    (km/h)
    25
    (km/h)
    23
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    Wind direction SSE SSE SE ESE E E ESE SE SE SSE SSE SSE SSE SSE
    Relative humidity 61% 36% 63% 33% 74% 54% 82% 68% 90% 85% 94% 81% 96% 78%
    Dew point 7°C 7°C 5°C 3°C 9°C 12°C 12°C 13°C 13°C 15°C 12°C 13°C 14°C 12°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Longreach Rain Forecast


    Longreach 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    27
    28
    29
    MEDIUM
    30
    LOW
    Jul 1
    LOW
    2
    LOW
    3
    MEDIUM
    4
    MEDIUM
    5
    LOW
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    LOW
    14
    15
    LOW
    16
    LOW
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    25
    LOW
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Jun26

    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, New Zealand, 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 10 July to 14 July, 17 July to 21 July, and 28 July to 1 August. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 1 July to 5 July, and 12 July to 16 July. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 14 July to 18 July, 18 July to 22 July, and 24 July to 28 July.

    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
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    2022
    2023
    8
    9
    9
    9
    8
    8
    7
    10
    6
    7
    7
    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 Jun 21

    ENSO status: Neutral, However, some models suggest La Niña may re-form in spring. IOD status: Neutral, however the index has been below zero for the past six weeks. SAM status: Negative, but is expected to rise to positive values before returning to neutral levels late in June. The 2021-22 La Nina event has ended, however four out of seven models suggest a return of La Nina in spring. Even though this event has ended, a La Nina-like pattern could persist in winter with warm sea surface temperatures surrounding Australia. There is still some uncertainty between forecast models, especially beyond the Southern Hemisphere’s spring. However, new data released by the U.S. Climate Prediction Centre continues to point towards the prospect of a third consecutive La Niña later this year. While the IOD is currently officially neutral, however the index has been below zero for the past six weeks. All climate models are forecasting a negative IOD event this winter and spring, with several forecasting stronglynegative IOD values in August. A negative IOD increases the chance of above average winter and spring rainfall and cloud across parts of southern Australia. The rainfall outlooks are reflecting this, with above average rain forecast during winter for much of Australia, except southwest WA, TAS and parts of VIC. If a negative IOD does develop this winter, it will increase the risk of flooding over large areas of inland Australia, especially areas that had a wet summer and autumn.

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  12. Long range rainfall forecast

    Longreach Rain Forecast


    Longreach 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    27
    28
    29
    MEDIUM
    30
    LOW
    Jul 1
    LOW
    2
    LOW
    3
    MEDIUM
    4
    MEDIUM
    5
    LOW
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    LOW
    14
    15
    LOW
    16
    LOW
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    25
    LOW
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Jun26

    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, New Zealand, 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 10 July to 14 July, 17 July to 21 July, and 28 July to 1 August. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 1 July to 5 July, and 12 July to 16 July. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 14 July to 18 July, 18 July to 22 July, and 24 July to 28 July.

    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
    Wednesday
    Jun 22
    8.2 °C 24.6 °C
    0.0 mm
    Thursday
    Jun 23
    7.3 °C 24.0 °C
    0.0 mm
    Friday
    Jun 24
    6.1 °C 24.3 °C
    0.0 mm
    Saturday
    Jun 25
    5.5 °C 23.9 °C
    0.0 mm
    Sunday
    Jun 26
    8.9 °C 24.0 °C
    0.0 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Longreach minimum temp history (23.4405°S, 144.2503°E, 189m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 26.6° 03/06/2022 Coldest this month 2.0° 10/06/2022
    Hottest on record 34.3 22/06/1996 Coldest on record -1.5 20/06/1976
    Hottest this year 45.5° 16/01/2022 Coldest this year 2.0° 10/06/2022
    Long term average 23.8° Long term average 8.3°
    Average this month 21.7° Average this month 7.5°
    Hottest June On Record Avg. max. temp. 27.0° 1996 Coldest June on record Avg. min. temp. 4.0° 1982
    Longreach rainfall history (23.4405°S, 144.2503°E, 189m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 11.0mm 04/06/2022 Total This Month 16.0mm
    4.0 days
    Long Term Average 18.2mm 2.3 days Wettest June on record 173.8mm 2016
    Driest on record 0.0mm 2020
  15. Year to Date

    Longreach Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Jun 284.3mm 26.5 day(s)
    Total For 2022 351.8mm 38.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2021 208.6mm 34.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 109.0mm Apr26
    Lowest Temperature 2.0°C Jun10
    Highest Temperature 45.5°C Jan16
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    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 23.8 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 12.1 8.3 7.2 8.6 12.7 17.1 20.2 22.4 15.9
    Mean Rain (mm) 77.5 75.1 54.9 34.8 23.8 18.2 17.9 10.7 11.7 22.5 29.6 53.0 423.1
    Mean Rain Days 7.1 6.7 4.9 2.8 2.7 2.3 2.3 2.0 2.3 3.8 4.5 6.2 46.9