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Orchid Beach (24.9561°S, 153.3099°E, 13m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Sunny 25°
    Chance of rain: 50%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    5:46am EST 6:09am EST 5:32pm EST 5:55pm EST
    NOW
    26.5° Feels Like: 20.2°
    Relative Humidity: 14%
    Dew: -3.1°
    Wind: WSW 20km/h
    Gust: WSW 20km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1011.8hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Orchid Beach
    Now
    26.8°c
    Feels Like:
    20.9°
    Wind:
    WSW 20km/h
    Gusts:
    33km/h
    Humidity:
    17%
    Sunny
     
    Min
    25°
    Max
    Today in Orchid Beach
    Sunny. Winds S/SW 25 to 40 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 22 to 27.
    Tomorrow
    Clearing shower
    10°
    Min
    22°
    Max
    Mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds S 15 to 20 km/h turning E 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
  4. Radar

  5. Popup Radar

  6. Warnings

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Sunny. Winds S/SW 25 to 40 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 22 to 27.

    Forecast for Orchid Beach (24.9561°S, 153.3099°E, 13m AMSL)
      Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed
    Summary Sunny Clearing shower Mostly sunny Sunny Sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny
    Minimum 10° 11° 11°
    Maximum 25° 22° 23° 24° 25° 24° 24°
    Chance of rain 50% 20% 10% 5% 20% 50% 30%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm
    UV index Moderate 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)
    15
    (km/h)
    36
    (km/h)
    36
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    6
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    Wind direction SW W SSE SSE ESE ESE SSE ESE SSW SE SE SE SE ESE
    Relative humidity 57% 47% 63% 64% 62% 61% 63% 61% 67% 63% 67% 69% 72% 72%
    Dew point 2°C 8°C 13°C 12°C 12°C 13°C 4°C 9°C 6°C 11°C 9°C 17°C 10°C 15°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Orchid Beach Rain Forecast


    Orchid Beach 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    22
    LOW
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27
    LOW
    28
    LOW
    29
    30
    31
    Sep 1
    2
    3
    4
    LOW
    5
    6
    LOW
    7
    8
    9
    10
    LOW
    11
    LOW
    12
    LOW
    13
    14
    15
    16
    17
    LOW
    18
    19
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug22

    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 the southwest Indian Ocean, the 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 31 August to 4 September, 12 September to 16 September, and 25 September to 29 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 25 September to 29 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 30 August to 3 September, 11 September to 15 September, and 24 September to 28 September.

  10. 12 Month Rainfall Forecast

    Orchid Beach Rain Forecast


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

    Orchid Beach Rain Forecast


    Orchid Beach 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    22
    LOW
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27
    LOW
    28
    LOW
    29
    30
    31
    Sep 1
    2
    3
    4
    LOW
    5
    6
    LOW
    7
    8
    9
    10
    LOW
    11
    LOW
    12
    LOW
    13
    14
    15
    16
    17
    LOW
    18
    19
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug22

    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 the southwest Indian Ocean, the 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 31 August to 4 September, 12 September to 16 September, and 25 September to 29 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 25 September to 29 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 30 August to 3 September, 11 September to 15 September, and 24 September to 28 September.

  12. Popup - Daily historical

  13. Past 5 Days

    Orchid Beach Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Sunday
    Aug 18
    17.4 °C 24.4 °C
    0.0 mm
    Monday
    Aug 19
    17.5 °C 24.3 °C
    0.0 mm
    Tuesday
    Aug 20
    12.7 °C 21.5 °C
    0.0 mm
    Wednesday
    Aug 21
    13.2 °C 22 °C
    0.0 mm
    Thursday
    Aug 22
    15 °C -
    0.0 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Orchid Beach minimum temp history (24.9561°S, 153.3099°E, 13m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month - Coldest this month -
    Hottest on record 27.2 14/08/2009 Coldest on record 5.6 07/08/1960
    Hottest this year 34.1° 06/03/2017 Coldest this year 12.4° 08/06/2017
    Long term average 28.7° Long term average 21.7°
    Average this month - Average this month -
    Hottest August On Record Avg. max. temp. 24.4° 2009 Coldest August on record Avg. min. temp. 13.4° 1960
    Orchid Beach rainfall history (24.9561°S, 153.3099°E, 13m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month mm Total This Month mm
    0.0 days
    Long Term Average 95.8mm 10.4 days Wettest August on record 252.6mm 2009
  15. Popup - Radar

  16. Year to Date

    Orchid Beach Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Aug 1271.8mm 144.9 day(s)
    Total For 2017 1207.4mm 97.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2016 989.8mm 105.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 162.8mm Oct 4
    Lowest Temperature 12.4°C Jun 8
    Highest Temperature 34.1°C Mar 6
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Orchid Beach Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 29.3 29.2 28.5 26.8 24.2 21.9 21.2 22.3 24.3 26.0 27.4 28.7 25.8
    Mean Min (°C) 22.4 22.5 21.8 20.1 17.8 15.4 14.4 15.2 17.0 18.8 20.3 21.7 19.0
    Mean Rain (mm) 159.9 171.1 158.9 118.4 120.4 108.8 90.6 64.9 50.0 60.6 72.4 95.8 1275.1
    Mean Rain Days 13.5 14.3 16.4 15.3 15.1 12.8 11.7 10.0 8.2 8.4 8.8 10.4 142.4