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Palm Island (18.7369°S, 146.5778°E, 25m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Sunny 16° 23°
    Chance of rain: 20%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:07am EST 6:29am EST 6:05pm EST 6:27pm EST
    NOW
    17.8° Feels Like: 14.4°
    Relative Humidity: 65%
    Dew: 11.1°
    Wind: WSW 19km/h
    Gust: WSW 19km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1018.2hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Palm Island
    Now
    12.2°c
    Feels Like:
    10.6°
    Wind:
    NW 7km/h
    Gusts:
    7km/h
    Humidity:
    80%
    Sunny
     
    16°
    Min
    23°
    Max
    Today in Palm Island
    Sunny. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending E/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
    Tomorrow
    Clearing shower
    20°
    Min
    23°
    Max
    Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers near the coast, slight chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming E 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 15 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. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending E/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

    Forecast for Palm Island (18.7369°S, 146.5778°E, 25m AMSL)
      Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
    Summary Sunny Clearing shower Clearing shower Clearing shower Sunny Mostly cloudy Mostly sunny
    Minimum 16° 20° 20° 19° 19° 19° 19°
    Maximum 23° 23° 23° 24° 24° 24° 24°
    Chance of rain 20% 60% 60% 20% 5% 40% 20%
    Likely amount < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV index - - - - - - -
    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 16
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    Wind direction SSW SE SSE SE SSE ESE SSE ESE SSE SE SSE SE SSE ESE
    Relative humidity 57% 55% 76% 76% 80% 72% 77% 69% 72% 66% 75% 67% 74% 63%
    Dew point 10°C 14°C 16°C 19°C 17°C 18°C 17°C 18°C 16°C 17°C 17°C 18°C 17°C 17°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Palm Island Rain Forecast


    Palm Island 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    23
    MEDIUM
    24
    MEDIUM
    25
    26
    27
    28
    29
    30
    31
    Sep 1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14
    15
    16
    17
    18
    19
    20
    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

    Palm Island Rain Forecast


    Palm Island 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    2019
    2020
    7
    5
    7
    5
    6
    5
    6
    2
    8
    7
    8
    10
    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

    Palm Island Rain Forecast


    Palm Island 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    23
    MEDIUM
    24
    MEDIUM
    25
    26
    27
    28
    29
    30
    31
    Sep 1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14
    15
    16
    17
    18
    19
    20
    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

    Palm Island Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Sunday
    Aug 18
    18.2 °C 23.5 °C
    0.0 mm
    Monday
    Aug 19
    17.6 °C 23.7 °C
    0.0 mm
    Tuesday
    Aug 20
    18.5 °C 23.0 °C
    0.0 mm
    Wednesday
    Aug 21
    19.2 °C 21.9 °C
    0.0 mm
    Thursday
    Aug 22
    16.9 °C 23 °C
    0.0 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Palm Island minimum temp history (18.7369°S, 146.5778°E, 25m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 26.1° 09/08/2019 Coldest this month 15.2° 13/08/2019
    Hottest on record 29.5 18/08/1981 Coldest on record 12.5 02/08/2003
    Hottest this year 40.8° 28/01/2019 Coldest this year 13.6° 18/07/2019
    Long term average 24.0° Long term average 18.9°
    Average this month 22.9° Average this month 18.6°
    Hottest August On Record Avg. max. temp. 26.0° 1981 Coldest August on record Avg. min. temp. 16.6° 1990
    Palm Island rainfall history (18.7369°S, 146.5778°E, 25m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 3.6mm 16/08/2019 Total This Month 5.2mm
    3.0 days
    Long Term Average 27.1mm 6.6 days Wettest August on record 139.4mm 1981
  15. Popup - Radar

  16. Year to Date

    Palm Island Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Aug 836.8mm 90.5 day(s)
    Total For 2019 1569.2mm 113.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2018 1000.8mm 82.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 135.0mm Jan29
    Lowest Temperature 13.6°C Jul18
    Highest Temperature 40.8°C Jan28
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Palm Island Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 30.2 30.2 29.7 27.9 26.0 24.0 23.1 24.0 25.8 27.1 28.4 29.7 27.2
    Mean Min (°C) 25.4 25.2 24.8 23.3 21.4 19.1 18.0 18.9 20.8 22.8 24.2 25.3 22.4
    Mean Rain (mm) 193.7 216.5 174.3 98.2 65.6 38.4 23.0 27.1 26.9 24.6 84.6 93.9 1056.2
    Mean Rain Days 15.0 14.2 14.7 13.9 12.2 7.4 6.5 6.6 5.4 5.8 8.0 10.3 107.0