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Dawson (32.8044°S, 138.9757°E, 411m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Mostly sunny 18°
    mostly sunny
    Chance of rain: 5%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:18am CST 6:43am CST 5:52pm CST 6:17pm CST
    NOW
    22.6° Feels Like: 15.5°
    Relative Humidity: 18%
    Dew: -2.9°
    Wind: WNW 24km/h
    Gust: WNW 24km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure:  
  3. Today Weather

    Dawson
    Now
    14.8°c
    Feels Like:
    9.8°
    Wind:
    W 22km/h
    Gusts:
    30km/h
    Humidity:
    59%
    Mostly sunny
     
    Min
    18°
    Max
    Today in Dawson
    Mostly sunny. Areas of raised dust about eastern slopes of the ranges this afternoon. Winds NW 25 to 35 km/h shifting S/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 19 and 25.
    Tomorrow
    Cloud increasing
    Min
    10°
    Max
    Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost south of Hawker. Winds S/SE 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 18.
  4. Radar

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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Dawson

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Mostly sunny. Areas of raised dust about eastern slopes of the ranges this afternoon. Winds NW 25 to 35 km/h shifting S/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 19 and 25.

    Forecast for Dawson (32.8044°S, 138.9757°E, 411m AMSL)
      Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
    Summary Mostly sunny Cloud increasing Frost then sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Sunny Sunny
    Minimum
    Maximum 18° 10° 11° 13° 13° 12° 16°
    Chance of rain 5% 5% 5% 10% 20% 5% 5%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - -
    Frost risk Nil Moderate High Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
      9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
    Wind speed 24
    (km/h)
    24
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    5
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    Wind direction NNW W SSE S SSE S SE SW W WSW ESE SE NE NE
    Relative humidity 43% 46% 68% 47% 71% 49% 71% 49% 69% 51% 69% 41% 55% 35%
    Dew point 1°C 5°C 1°C -1°C 2°C 1°C 3°C 2°C 3°C 3°C 1°C -1°C -1°C 0°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Dawson Rain Forecast


    Dawson 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    24
    25
    LOW
    26
    LOW
    27
    LOW
    28
    29
    30
    LOW
    31
    HIGH
    Sep 1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    MEDIUM
    9
    LOW
    10
    LOW
    11
    LOW
    12
    LOW
    13
    14
    LOW
    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 Aug24

    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, 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 30 August to 3 September, 8 September to 12 September, and 25 September to 29 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 22 August to 26 August. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 30 August to 3 September, 4 September to 8 September, and 9 September to 13 September.

  10. 12 Month Rainfall Forecast

    Dawson Rain Forecast


    Dawson 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    2019
    2020
    5
    5
    6
    5
    6
    7
    6
    7
    6
    5
    9
    5
    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

    Dawson Rain Forecast


    Dawson 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    24
    25
    LOW
    26
    LOW
    27
    LOW
    28
    29
    30
    LOW
    31
    HIGH
    Sep 1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    MEDIUM
    9
    LOW
    10
    LOW
    11
    LOW
    12
    LOW
    13
    14
    LOW
    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 Aug24

    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, 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 30 August to 3 September, 8 September to 12 September, and 25 September to 29 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 22 August to 26 August. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 30 August to 3 September, 4 September to 8 September, and 9 September to 13 September.

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  13. Past 5 Days

    Dawson Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Tuesday
    Aug 20
    4.5 °C 12.3 °C
    0.0 mm
    Wednesday
    Aug 21
    7.0 °C 14.0 °C
    1.6 mm
    Thursday
    Aug 22
    6.5 °C 14.5 °C
    0.0 mm
    Friday
    Aug 23
    0.8 °C 18 °C
    0.0 mm
    Saturday
    Aug 24
    4 °C -
    0.0 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Dawson minimum temp history (32.8044°S, 138.9757°E, 411m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 19.4° 15/08/2019 Coldest this month -2.4° 05/08/2019
    Hottest on record 28.2 28/08/1977 Coldest on record -6.0 14/08/1976
    Hottest this year 43.5° 24/01/2019 Coldest this year -2.4° 05/08/2019
    Long term average 14.6° Long term average 2.6°
    Average this month 13.8° Average this month 2.3°
    Hottest August On Record Avg. max. temp. 19.4° 1982 Coldest August on record Avg. min. temp. 0.2° 2014
    Dawson rainfall history (32.8044°S, 138.9757°E, 411m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 5.8mm 19/08/2019 Total This Month 20.6mm
    7.0 days
    Long Term Average 44.0mm 12.9 days Wettest August on record 134.0mm 1982
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  16. Year to Date

    Dawson Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Aug 246.2mm 64.9 day(s)
    Total For 2019 145.0mm 52.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2018 124.0mm 52.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 22.5mm Jun12
    Lowest Temperature -2.4°C Aug 5
    Highest Temperature 43.5°C Jan24
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  18. Climatology

    Dawson Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 31.0 30.5 27.2 22.4 17.2 13.9 13.0 14.6 17.9 22.1 26.0 28.6 22.0
    Mean Min (°C) 13.6 13.6 10.8 7.3 4.6 2.8 2.1 2.6 4.0 6.1 9.2 11.6 7.3
    Mean Rain (mm) 23.6 22.4 16.8 25.0 35.9 37.9 40.6 44.0 39.1 33.0 27.7 24.7 370.0
    Mean Rain Days 3.6 3.4 3.8 5.8 9.8 12.3 13.3 12.9 9.8 8.0 6.1 5.0 87.3