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  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TOMORROW
    Mostly sunny 21° 34°
    mostly sunny
    Chance of rain: 20%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    4:19am EST 4:46am EST 6:39pm EST 7:05pm EST
    NOW
    25.8° Feels Like: 29.2°
    Relative Humidity: 80%
    Dew: 22.2°
    Wind: N 7km/h
    Gust: 11km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.2mm
    Pressure:  
  3. Today Weather

    Waterford West
    Now
    25.3°c
    Feels Like:
    25.5°
    Wind:
    NNE 22km/h
    Gusts:
    24km/h
    Humidity:
    80%
    Mostly sunny
     
    21°
    Min
    34°
    Max
    Today in Waterford West
    Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the afternoon. Light winds becoming NE 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day.
    Tomorrow
    Mostly sunny
    21°
    Min
    34°
    Max
    Very hot and sunny. Winds NW/NE 15 to 20 km/h tending NW/SW in the morning then tending NE/SE 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon.
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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Waterford West

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the afternoon. Light winds becoming NE 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day.

    Forecast for Waterford West (27.6921°S, 153.1362°E, 16m AMSL)
      Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    Summary Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Sunny Mostly sunny
    Minimum 21° 21° 19° 17° 17° 17° 20°
    Maximum 34° 39° 31° 30° 32° 36° 35°
    Chance of rain 20% 20% 10% 10% 5% 10% 20%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme - - -
    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 9
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    27
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    6
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    7
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    Wind direction N NE NW ENE SSE SE SE ESE E ENE N E NE ENE
    Relative humidity 65% 61% 58% 46% 55% 54% 55% 51% 54% 50% 52% 51% 58% 54%
    Dew point 22°C 24°C 23°C 23°C 17°C 19°C 16°C 18°C 18°C 20°C 20°C 22°C 22°C 24°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Waterford West Rain Forecast


    Waterford West 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    15
    LOW
    16
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    LOW
    25
    26
    LOW
    27
    LOW
    28
    MEDIUM
    29
    HIGH
    30
    LOW
    31
    Jan 1
    LOW
    2
    LOW
    3
    MEDIUM
    4
    MEDIUM
    5
    LOW
    6
    LOW
    7
    LOW
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Dec14

    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 South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Western Australia, New Zealand, the southeast Pacific, and South America.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 23 December to 27 December, 30 December to 3 January, and 12 January to 16 January. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 26 December to 30 December, 31 December to 4 January, and 5 January to 9 January. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 23 December to 27 December, 28 December to 1 January, and 11 January to 15 January.

    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

    Waterford West Rain Forecast


    Waterford West 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    2019
    2020
    3
    4
    6
    5
    7
    7
    7
    3
    6
    6
    5
    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 Dec 11

    ENSO status: Neutral IOD status: Positive SAM status: Negative Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial central Pacific continued to exhibit a slight warming during November. The Nino3.4 index lingered between 0.6 and 0.7 throughout the month of November. However, this has dropped to 0.4 since early December. On the other hand, the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) recorded a value of -9.3 in November. The current outlook continues to suggest warmer than average SSTs will persist across the equatorial Pacific Ocean through the coming months, but remaining within neutral values. Seven out of eight international models maintain a warmer than average equatorial Pacific Ocean through the first quarter of 2020, none of these reaching El Nino thresholds. The IRI ENSO forecast continues to suggest a less than 40% chance of another El Nino developing over the next 6 months, with a neutral ENSO the most likely outcome. To the west of Australia, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) remains in the positive side of neutral, though it has significant strength after peaking in October . All six international models maintain a positive event until January. In terms of rainfall across Australia, there is little variation to the outlook issued last month across the west. However, the climate outlook for the eastern states has seen a significant drying over the past 2 months. The current outlook now favours a clearer below average rainfall signal for the eastern states. This however, excludes any extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones in Qld or East Coast Lows. For northern Australia, the current outlook favours a late onset of the North Australian Monsoon (NAM) across the Northern Territory and Queensland. Usually, Darwin tends to see the onset of NAM around christmas day. Further south, a negative trend in the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) continues to enhance frontal activity over southern SA, Victoria, Tasmania and southern NSW. This has offset the Positive IOD in far southern Victoria and western Tasmania, which continue to see average-to-above average rainfall odds through December and early January. Looking further ahead, with no significant signature from ENSO, there are no significant climate drivers tilting the balance towards a drier or wetter summer. The current outlook suggests neutral odds for the second half of summer.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Waterford West Rain Forecast


    Waterford West 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    15
    LOW
    16
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    LOW
    25
    26
    LOW
    27
    LOW
    28
    MEDIUM
    29
    HIGH
    30
    LOW
    31
    Jan 1
    LOW
    2
    LOW
    3
    MEDIUM
    4
    MEDIUM
    5
    LOW
    6
    LOW
    7
    LOW
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Dec14

    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 South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Western Australia, New Zealand, the southeast Pacific, and South America.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 23 December to 27 December, 30 December to 3 January, and 12 January to 16 January. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 26 December to 30 December, 31 December to 4 January, and 5 January to 9 January. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 23 December to 27 December, 28 December to 1 January, and 11 January to 15 January.

    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

    Waterford West Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Tuesday
    Dec 10
    20.6 °C 33.9 °C
    0.0 mm
    Wednesday
    Dec 11
    23.7 °C 33.8 °C
    0.0 mm
    Thursday
    Dec 12
    20.8 °C 32.4 °C
    3.6 mm
    Friday
    Dec 13
    22.2 °C 30.8 °C
    0.0 mm
    Saturday
    Dec 14
    24.8 °C -
    12.4 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Waterford West minimum temp history (27.6921°S, 153.1362°E, 16m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 39.4° 06/12/2019 Coldest this month 16.4° 04/12/2019
    Hottest on record 40.1 04/12/2012 Coldest on record 11.8 01/12/1992
    Hottest this year 39.4° 06/12/2019 Coldest this year 3.7° 21/08/2019
    Long term average 29.0° Long term average 19.2°
    Average this month 33.8° Average this month 20.0°
    Hottest December On Record Avg. max. temp. 32.0° 2005 Coldest December on record Avg. min. temp. 16.7° 1999
    Waterford West rainfall history (27.6921°S, 153.1362°E, 16m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 10.0mm 02/12/2019 Total This Month 15.6mm
    3.0 days
    Long Term Average 140.1mm 12.4 days Wettest December on record 585.5mm 2005
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  16. Year to Date

    Waterford West Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Dec 1107.9mm 126.5 day(s)
    Total For 2019 607.0mm 119.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2018 997.7mm 133.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 54.4mm Mar16
    Lowest Temperature 3.7°C Aug21
    Highest Temperature 39.4°C Dec 6
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Waterford West Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 29.8 29.4 28.5 26.4 24.0 21.6 21.4 22.6 25.1 26.5 27.9 29.0 26.1
    Mean Min (°C) 20.6 20.5 19.1 16.0 12.6 10.1 8.8 9.5 12.4 14.9 17.5 19.2 15.2
    Mean Rain (mm) 133.5 150.8 129.1 81.1 104.3 75.5 34.1 47.4 42.4 62.9 106.7 140.1 1114.2
    Mean Rain Days 13.4 13.4 14.3 11.4 10.0 9.2 7.8 6.9 7.9 8.4 11.4 12.4 120.4