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Palmerston (17.5931°S, 145.7248°E, 537m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Mostly sunny 14° 26°
    mostly sunny
    Chance of rain: 60%
    Likely amount: 1-5mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:08am EST 6:30am EST 6:08pm EST 6:30pm EST
    NOW
    14.0° Feels Like: 14.9°
    Relative Humidity: 93%
    Dew: 12.9°
    Wind: CAL 0km/h
    Gust: CAL 0km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1019.9hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Palmerston
    Now
    12.5°c
    Feels Like:
    13.2°
    Wind:
    CAL 0km/h
    Gusts:
    0km/h
    Humidity:
    98%
    Mostly sunny
     
    14°
    Min
    26°
    Max
    Today in Palmerston
    Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a light shower along the coastal fringe at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming E 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 28.
    Tomorrow
    Showers easing
    17°
    Min
    25°
    Max
    Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.
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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Palmerston

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a light shower along the coastal fringe at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming E 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 28.

    Forecast for Palmerston (17.5931°S, 145.7248°E, 537m AMSL)
      Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
    Summary Mostly sunny Showers easing Fog then sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny
    Minimum 14° 17° 16° 16° 17° 17° 17°
    Maximum 26° 25° 26° 26° 26° 26° 26°
    Chance of rain 60% 50% 20% 10% 5% 5% 60%
    Likely amount 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV index Very High Very High Very High Very 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 6
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    5
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    6
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    6
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    Wind direction S SE S SSE S SSE S SSE S SSE S SSE SSE SSE
    Relative humidity 74% 56% 88% 67% 84% 55% 80% 56% 80% 59% 82% 60% 79% 57%
    Dew point 16°C 16°C 19°C 18°C 18°C 16°C 18°C 16°C 18°C 17°C 19°C 17°C 19°C 17°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Palmerston Rain Forecast


    Palmerston 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    24
    LOW
    25
    LOW
    26
    27
    28
    29
    30
    31
    Sep 1
    2
    LOW
    3
    LOW
    4
    LOW
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    LOW
    11
    MEDIUM
    12
    LOW
    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 Aug23

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are four main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the southwest Indian Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Western Australia, and New Zealand.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 29 August to 2 September, 4 September to 8 September, and 15 September to 19 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 7 September to 11 September, and 21 September to 25 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 30 August to 3 September, 4 September to 8 September, and 14 September to 18 September.

  10. 12 Month Rainfall Forecast

    Palmerston Rain Forecast


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

    Palmerston Rain Forecast


    Palmerston 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    24
    LOW
    25
    LOW
    26
    27
    28
    29
    30
    31
    Sep 1
    2
    LOW
    3
    LOW
    4
    LOW
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    LOW
    11
    MEDIUM
    12
    LOW
    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 Aug23

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are four main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the southwest Indian Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Western Australia, and New Zealand.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 29 August to 2 September, 4 September to 8 September, and 15 September to 19 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 7 September to 11 September, and 21 September to 25 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 30 August to 3 September, 4 September to 8 September, and 14 September to 18 September.

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  13. Past 5 Days

    Palmerston Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Monday
    Aug 19
    13.9 °C 25.5 °C
    0.0 mm
    Tuesday
    Aug 20
    12.5 °C 25.1 °C
    0.2 mm
    Wednesday
    Aug 21
    17.2 °C 24.0 °C
    0.0 mm
    Thursday
    Aug 22
    12.9 °C 25.0 °C
    0.0 mm
    Friday
    Aug 23
    8.0 °C 26 °C
    0.0 mm
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  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Palmerston minimum temp history (17.5931°S, 145.7248°E, 537m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 29.2° 09/08/2019 Coldest this month 8.0° 23/08/2019
    Hottest on record 32.3 26/08/1982 Coldest on record 6.8 03/08/1990
    Hottest this year 40.5° 21/02/2019 Coldest this year 8.0° 23/08/2019
    Long term average 25.4° Long term average 15.6°
    Average this month 24.0° Average this month 15.4°
    Hottest August On Record Avg. max. temp. 27.2° 1981 Coldest August on record Avg. min. temp. 12.2° 1990
    Palmerston rainfall history (17.5931°S, 145.7248°E, 537m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 19.2mm 05/08/2019 Total This Month 84.4mm
    10.0 days
    Long Term Average 90.9mm 13.9 days Wettest August on record 414.3mm 1981
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  16. Year to Date

    Palmerston Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Aug 2811.1mm 142.5 day(s)
    Total For 2019 2433.0mm 162.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2018 4062.2mm 147.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 139.8mm Jan27
    Lowest Temperature 8.0°C Aug23
    Highest Temperature 40.5°C Feb21
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  18. Climatology

    Palmerston Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 31.4 30.9 30.0 28.3 26.3 24.6 24.0 25.4 27.3 29.1 30.6 31.3 28.3
    Mean Min (°C) 22.7 22.9 22.2 20.7 18.7 16.2 15.2 15.6 16.9 19.0 20.8 22.1 19.4
    Mean Rain (mm) 540.3 594.6 629.4 405.2 277.2 159.9 113.6 90.9 84.5 98.8 149.4 266.3 3414.9
    Mean Rain Days 18.3 18.9 21.2 20.0 18.8 15.8 15.6 13.9 12.2 11.3 12.0 14.2 189.4