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  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Rain 25° 30°
    Chance of rain: 90%
    Likely amount: 10-20mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    5:46am EST 6:08am EST 6:45pm EST 7:07pm EST
    NOW
    25.3° Feels Like: 28.7°
    Relative Humidity: 90%
    Dew: 23.5°
    Wind: SW 11km/h
    Gust: 13km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 4.6mm
    Pressure: 1012.8hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Townsville
    Now
    24.0°c
    Feels Like:
    28.9°
    Wind:
    SW 4km/h
    Gusts:
    7km/h
    Humidity:
    98%
    Rain
     
    25°
    Min
    30°
    Max
    Today in Townsville
    Cloudy. Very high chance of rain, most likely during the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe near the coast N of about Townsville. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.
    Tomorrow
    Heavy showers
    25°
    Min
    30°
    Max
    Cloudy. High chance of rain, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Townsville

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Cloudy. Very high chance of rain, most likely during the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe near the coast N of about Townsville. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.

    Forecast for Townsville (19.2581°S, 146.8184°E, 6m AMSL)
      Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed
    Summary Rain Heavy showers Possible shower Late shower Mostly sunny Possible thunderstorm Possible thunderstorm
    Minimum 25° 25° 25° 24° 25° 25° 25°
    Maximum 30° 30° 30° 31° 32° 31° 32°
    Chance of rain 90% 80% 60% 40% 40% 80% 80%
    Likely amount 10-20mm 10-20mm 10-20mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 20-40mm 10-20mm
    UV index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme - -
    Fire Danger Rating No Rating No Rating No Rating No Rating - - -
    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 7
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    Wind direction SE ESE SSE ESE SSE SE S E S ENE SE ENE ESE E
    Relative humidity 94% 83% 85% 87% 83% 81% 76% 75% 74% 75% 79% 75% 80% 76%
    Dew point 23°C 25°C 26°C 26°C 25°C 25°C 23°C 25°C 24°C 26°C 25°C 25°C 26°C 26°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Townsville Rain Forecast


    Townsville 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    22
    23
    24
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    29
    Mar 1
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    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Feb21

    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 the southwest Indian Ocean, eastern Australia, the south Pacific, 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 2024-02-21, 2024-03-01 and 2024-03-09. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 2024-02-21, 2024-02-26 and 2024-03-06. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 2024-02-24, 2024-03-01 and 2024-03-09.

    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

    Townsville Rain Forecast


    Townsville 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    2024
    2025
    5
    5
    7
    7
    7
    9
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    9
    7
    7
    7
    6
    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 Feb 6

    ENSO status: El Niño, reduced atmospheric effect. IOD status: Neutral, Positive IOD ended. SAM status: Positive, trending neutral. The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is in an El Niño, with all international models indicating this event will continue until about April 2024. Ocean warming has peaked over the central Pacific. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) is close to zero over the last 30-60 days, showing that the atmosphere is not reflecting the ocean components. Therefore, Australia is feeling reduced effects from this El Niño event. El Niño only has a limited effect on rainfall during summer, typically drying Far North Qld, increasing rainfall over the Nullarbor, and having little effect elsewhere. El Niño events can make southern Australia slightly drier than normal during Autumn. The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is now back into a neutral phase, after a much later than normal finish to 2023's positive event. Oceans are remaining high near the Horn of Africa, put warming has also occurrednear Jakarta. The IOD will likely stay neutral during Autumn, with low confidence of either a positive or negative phase. The Southern Annular Mode (SAM) is currently weakly positive but will be mostly neutral in February and early March. A positive SAM increases easterly winds more likely, increasing rainfall and thunderstorm activity in the east, but reducing it in southern and Western Australia. Rainfall outlooks are predicting mostly drier than normal conditions across Australia during February, likely due to a monsoon retreat. Conditions are forecast to be similiar in March (although another monsoon onset would lead to wetter conditons in the north) while average conditions throughout are expected in April and May.

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  12. Long range rainfall forecast

    Townsville Rain Forecast


    Townsville 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    22
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    29
    Mar 1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
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    20
    21
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Feb21

    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 the southwest Indian Ocean, eastern Australia, the south Pacific, 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 2024-02-21, 2024-03-01 and 2024-03-09. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 2024-02-21, 2024-02-26 and 2024-03-06. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 2024-02-24, 2024-03-01 and 2024-03-09.

    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

    Townsville Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Sunday
    Feb 18
    25.0 °C 31.0 °C
    6.4 mm
    Monday
    Feb 19
    24.2 °C 31.1 °C
    4.4 mm
    Tuesday
    Feb 20
    24.6 °C 31.1 °C
    4.6 mm
    Wednesday
    Feb 21
    25.4 °C 30.6 °C
    1.0 mm
    Thursday
    Feb 22
    23.3 °C 25.4 °C
    19.0 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Townsville minimum temp history (19.2581°S, 146.8184°E, 6m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 33.5° 07/02/2024 Coldest this month 23.6° 01/02/2024
    Hottest on record 42.7 13/02/1969 Coldest on record 17.9 16/02/1951
    Hottest this year 34.9° 05/01/2024 Coldest this year 22.8° 01/01/2024
    Long term average 31.2° Long term average 24.1°
    Average this month 31.5° Average this month 25.2°
    Hottest February On Record Avg. max. temp. 34.3° 1990 Coldest February on record Avg. min. temp. 21.4° 1951
    Townsville rainfall history (19.2581°S, 146.8184°E, 6m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 50.4mm 01/02/2024 Total This Month 171.6mm
    17.0 days
    Long Term Average 301.5mm 15.3 days Wettest February on record 960.8mm 2009
    Driest on record 4.2mm 1983
  15. Year to Date

    Townsville Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Feb 571.1mm 29.8 day(s)
    Total For 2024 410.0mm 35.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2023 712.0mm 29.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 64.4mm Jan11
    Lowest Temperature 22.8°C Jan 1
    Highest Temperature 34.9°C Jan 5
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  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    Townsville Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 31.5 31.2 30.8 29.7 27.7 25.7 25.2 26.1 27.9 29.5 30.8 31.6 29.0
    Mean Min (°C) 24.3 24.1 23.1 20.7 17.7 14.8 13.8 14.8 17.5 20.8 22.9 24.1 19.9
    Mean Rain (mm) 269.6 301.5 190.2 67.7 34.2 20.3 15.8 15.3 10.1 23.7 60.5 125.2 1134.1
    Mean Rain Days 14.5 15.3 12.7 7.9 5.8 4.3 3.3 2.6 2.5 4.8 7.2 9.8 90.7