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Rockhampton (23.3789°S, 150.5123°E, 2m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Sunny 12° 28°
    Chance of rain: 5%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    5:24am EST 5:46am EST 5:55pm EST 6:17pm EST
    NOW
    11.7° Feels Like: 11.4°
    Relative Humidity: 82%
    Dew: 8.7°
    Wind: N 0km/h
    Gust: 0km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1020.4hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Rockhampton
    Now
    13.9°c
    Feels Like:
    12.7°
    Wind:
    W 11km/h
    Gusts:
    13km/h
    Humidity:
    94%
    Sunny
     
    12°
    Min
    28°
    Max
    Today in Rockhampton
    The chance of fog early this morning. Sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then tending N/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.
    Tomorrow
    Sunny
    12°
    Min
    31°
    Max
    Sunny. The chance of fog inland in the early morning. Light winds becoming N/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Rockhampton

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: The chance of fog early this morning. Sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then tending N/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.

    Forecast for Rockhampton (23.3789°S, 150.5123°E, 2m AMSL)
      Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
    Summary Sunny Sunny Sunny Possible shower Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny
    Minimum 12° 12° 13° 17° 16° 15° 15°
    Maximum 28° 31° 31° 26° 26° 27° 29°
    Chance of rain 5% 5% 80% 60% 10% 5% 70%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm
    UV index Very High 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)
    18
    (km/h)
    4
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    4
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    24
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    23
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    Wind direction E ENE NNW E SE E ESE E ESE E E E ENE ENE
    Relative humidity 53% 31% 53% 28% 57% 34% 69% 60% 55% 46% 54% 45% 59% 45%
    Dew point 12°C 9°C 12°C 10°C 15°C 12°C 17°C 16°C 13°C 13°C 13°C 13°C 15°C 15°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Rockhampton Rain Forecast


    Rockhampton 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    24
    25
    26
    HIGH
    27
    MEDIUM
    28
    LOW
    29
    LOW
    30
    Oct 1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    LOW
    9
    LOW
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14
    15
    16
    LOW
    17
    LOW
    18
    19
    LOW
    20
    LOW
    21
    LOW
    22
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Sep23

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has been relatively fast moving in recent weeks. There are four main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, 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 7 October to 11 October, 13 October to 17 October, and 22 October to 26 October. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 5 October to 9 October, and 14 October to 18 October. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 28 September to 2 October, 8 October to 12 October, and 14 October to 18 October.

    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

    Rockhampton Rain Forecast


    Rockhampton 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    2021
    2022
    7
    8
    7
    7
    6
    5
    7
    2
    6
    8
    6
    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 Sep 16

    ENSO status: Neutral, however five of seven models suggest La Niña thresholds may be met again between October and January. IOD status: Neutral, returning from negative values in the recent weeks. SAM status: Positive. The El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is currently neutral. However, there are growing signs that La Niña could redevelop in the Pacific Ocean later this year, which has prompted the US Climate Prediction Centre to increase its prediction of La Niña occurring this year to 70-80 percent. However their thresholds are lower than the Bureau of Meteorology's. Five of seven models forecast temperatures may reach or exceed La Niña thresholds between October and January. Three of seven predicted an established event, which requires La Nina thresholds to be met for three months. La Niña typically brings above average rainfall in northern and eastern Australia. The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is currently neutral, returning from negative values in the recent weeks. Three of five models areforecasting the IOD event will officially end in October, with all models ending the event in December. A negative IOD generates above average rain to southern and eastern Australia. As such, average to above average rainfall is predicted across much of the country this winter and spring.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Rockhampton Rain Forecast


    Rockhampton 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    24
    25
    26
    HIGH
    27
    MEDIUM
    28
    LOW
    29
    LOW
    30
    Oct 1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    LOW
    9
    LOW
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14
    15
    16
    LOW
    17
    LOW
    18
    19
    LOW
    20
    LOW
    21
    LOW
    22
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Sep23

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has been relatively fast moving in recent weeks. There are four main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, 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 7 October to 11 October, 13 October to 17 October, and 22 October to 26 October. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 5 October to 9 October, and 14 October to 18 October. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 28 September to 2 October, 8 October to 12 October, and 14 October to 18 October.

    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

    Rockhampton Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Sunday
    Sep 19
    12.1 °C 28.9 °C
    0.0 mm
    Monday
    Sep 20
    13.7 °C 30.7 °C
    0.0 mm
    Tuesday
    Sep 21
    14.5 °C 28.9 °C
    0.0 mm
    Wednesday
    Sep 22
    10.8 °C 25.9 °C
    0.0 mm
    Thursday
    Sep 23
    9.8 °C 26.4 °C
    0.0 mm
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  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Rockhampton minimum temp history (23.3789°S, 150.5123°E, 2m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 32.6° 13/09/2021 Coldest this month 8.3° 16/09/2021
    Hottest on record 37.2 26/09/2013 Coldest on record 3.4 04/09/1948
    Hottest this year 41.4° 22/02/2021 Coldest this year 1.8° 12/06/2021
    Long term average 27.5° Long term average 13.8°
    Average this month 27.6° Average this month 13.4°
    Hottest September On Record Avg. max. temp. 31.3° 2013 Coldest September on record Avg. min. temp. 10.3° 1939
    Rockhampton rainfall history (23.3789°S, 150.5123°E, 2m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 0.4mm 01/09/2021 Total This Month 1.2mm
    4.0 days
    Long Term Average 24.0mm 4.3 days Wettest September on record 147.0mm 2010
    Driest on record 0.0mm 2017
  15. Popup - Radar

    Weather Radar for Australia

  16. Year to Date

    Rockhampton Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Sep 584.1mm 66.6 day(s)
    Total For 2021 349.0mm 72.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2020 576.0mm 69.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 42.8mm Mar17
    Lowest Temperature 1.8°C Jun12
    Highest Temperature 41.4°C Feb22
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    Rockhampton Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 32.0 31.4 30.6 28.8 26.1 23.6 23.3 24.9 27.5 29.7 31.3 32.2 28.4
    Mean Min (°C) 22.2 22.2 20.9 18.0 14.3 11.1 9.7 10.8 13.8 17.1 19.6 21.3 16.7
    Mean Rain (mm) 127.6 143.5 104.9 42.6 44.6 37.6 32.0 27.3 24.0 49.7 64.8 102.7 804.3
    Mean Rain Days 11.0 12.2 10.1 6.7 6.3 5.5 5.8 4.7 4.3 6.6 7.6 9.4 90.2