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Ballast Head (35.7573°S, 137.7983°E, 42m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Mostly sunny 13°
    mostly sunny
    Chance of rain: 30%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:31am CST 6:58am CST 5:50pm CST 6:16pm CST
    NOW
    9.7° Feels Like: 6.4°
    Relative Humidity: 81%
    Dew: 6.6°
    Wind: SW 13km/h
    Gust: SW 13km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 5.6mm
    Pressure: 1027.2hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Ballast Head
    Now
    9.8°c
    Feels Like:
    1.3°
    Wind:
    WSW 39km/h
    Gusts:
    43km/h
    Humidity:
    78%
    Mostly sunny
     
    Min
    13°
    Max
    Today in Ballast Head
    Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower. Winds SW 25 to 35 km/h turning W 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 13.
    Tomorrow
    Mostly sunny
    Min
    15°
    Max
    Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers. Winds W 25 to 40 km/h tending SW 30 to 35 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 15.
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  6. Warnings

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower. Winds SW 25 to 35 km/h turning W 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 13.

    Forecast for Ballast Head (35.7573°S, 137.7983°E, 42m AMSL)
      Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    Summary Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Cloudy Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Possible shower
    Minimum
    Maximum 13° 15° 16° 16° 17° 16° 14°
    Chance of rain 30% 20% 30% 20% 20% 40% 90%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm
    UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - -
    Frost risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Slight Nil Slight
      9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
    Wind speed 14
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    28
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    7
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    Wind direction WSW WSW W W WSW WSW SW SW N NNW NNW WNW W WSW
    Relative humidity 76% 66% 84% 74% 90% 77% 85% 71% 86% 69% 84% 72% 81% 70%
    Dew point 6°C 7°C 10°C 10°C 11°C 12°C 10°C 11°C 8°C 12°C 10°C 10°C 6°C 8°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Ballast Head Rain Forecast


    Ballast Head 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    19
    HIGH
    20
    HIGH
    21
    HIGH
    22
    23
    24
    25
    MEDIUM
    26
    HIGH
    27
    MEDIUM
    28
    MEDIUM
    29
    LOW
    30
    MEDIUM
    31
    LOW
    Sep 1
    LOW
    2
    LOW
    3
    MEDIUM
    4
    LOW
    5
    LOW
    6
    LOW
    7
    LOW
    8
    LOW
    9
    MEDIUM
    10
    LOW
    11
    MEDIUM
    12
    LOW
    13
    LOW
    14
    LOW
    15
    MEDIUM
    16
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug18

    Issue Notes

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

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 26 August to 30 August, 10 September to 14 September, and 15 September to 19 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 16 August to 20 August. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 25 August to 29 August, 11 September to 15 September, and 15 September to 19 September.

  10. 12 Month Rainfall Forecast

    Ballast Head Rain Forecast


    Ballast Head 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    2019
    2020
    6
    5
    5
    4
    5
    4
    6
    8
    6
    5
    9
    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 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

    Ballast Head Rain Forecast


    Ballast Head 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    19
    HIGH
    20
    HIGH
    21
    HIGH
    22
    23
    24
    25
    MEDIUM
    26
    HIGH
    27
    MEDIUM
    28
    MEDIUM
    29
    LOW
    30
    MEDIUM
    31
    LOW
    Sep 1
    LOW
    2
    LOW
    3
    MEDIUM
    4
    LOW
    5
    LOW
    6
    LOW
    7
    LOW
    8
    LOW
    9
    MEDIUM
    10
    LOW
    11
    MEDIUM
    12
    LOW
    13
    LOW
    14
    LOW
    15
    MEDIUM
    16
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug18

    Issue Notes

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

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 26 August to 30 August, 10 September to 14 September, and 15 September to 19 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 16 August to 20 August. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 25 August to 29 August, 11 September to 15 September, and 15 September to 19 September.

  12. Popup - Daily historical

  13. Past 5 Days

    Ballast Head Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Thursday
    Aug 15
    11.7 °C 18.4 °C
    0.0 mm
    Friday
    Aug 16
    11.2 °C 14.2 °C
    0.4 mm
    Saturday
    Aug 17
    -0.4 °C 15.7 °C
    0.4 mm
    Sunday
    Aug 18
    7.7 °C 13 °C
    1.0 mm
    Monday
    Aug 19
    2 °C -
    6.0 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Ballast Head minimum temp history (35.7573°S, 137.7983°E, 42m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 18.4° 15/08/2019 Coldest this month -0.4° 14/08/2019
    Hottest on record 25.0 30/08/1996 Coldest on record -1.9 25/08/2002
    Hottest this year 45.4° 24/01/2019 Coldest this year -1.1° 23/06/2019
    Long term average 16.1° Long term average 5.7°
    Average this month 14.8° Average this month 5.8°
    Hottest August On Record Avg. max. temp. 17.7° 2011 Coldest August on record Avg. min. temp. 4.2° 1994
    Ballast Head rainfall history (35.7573°S, 137.7983°E, 42m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 15.2mm 09/08/2019 Total This Month 25.8mm
    11.0 days
    Long Term Average 58.9mm 19.0 days Wettest August on record 104.4mm 2011
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  16. Year to Date

    Ballast Head Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Aug 342.4mm 96.6 day(s)
    Total For 2019 239.4mm 87.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2018 274.6mm 91.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 24.0mm May19
    Lowest Temperature -1.1°C Jun23
    Highest Temperature 45.4°C Jan24
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Ballast Head Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 26.6 26.5 24.5 21.6 18.6 16.1 15.4 16.1 17.9 20.2 23.0 25.1 20.9
    Mean Min (°C) 13.4 13.5 11.4 8.8 7.9 6.8 6.0 5.7 6.5 7.1 9.6 10.9 8.9
    Mean Rain (mm) 16.6 18.5 27.8 28.6 49.5 71.6 70.9 58.9 49.5 31.0 24.0 20.3 467.6
    Mean Rain Days 4.4 4.1 6.5 9.3 15.2 18.5 19.6 19.0 15.5 10.2 7.6 7.0 129.7