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  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Sunny 21° 39°
    Chance of rain: 5%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:19am CDT 6:45am CDT 8:25pm CDT 8:51pm CDT
    NOW
    37.9° Feels Like: 35.8°
    Relative Humidity: 15%
    Dew: 6.8°
    Wind: WSW 7km/h
    Gust: 9km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1010.3hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Olympic Dam
    Now
    35.8°c
    Feels Like:
    31.0°
    Wind:
    SSW 19km/h
    Gusts:
    30km/h
    Humidity:
    15%
    Sunny
     
    21°
    Min
    39°
    Max
    Today in Olympic Dam
    Sunny. Winds S/SE 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 35 to 40.
    Tomorrow
    Sunny
    22°
    Min
    40°
    Max
    Very hot and sunny. Winds S/SE 20 to 25 km/h tending E/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.
  4. Radar

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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Olympic Dam

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Sunny. Winds S/SE 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 35 to 40.

    Forecast for Olympic Dam (30.4626°S, 136.8798°E, 99m AMSL)
      Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    Summary Sunny Sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Possible shower Showers Possible shower
    Minimum 21° 22° 26° 31° 30° 29° 17°
    Maximum 39° 40° 43° 39° 36° 35° 25°
    Chance of rain 5% 5% 10% 60% 60% 90% 60%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 5-10mm 5-10mm 5-10mm
    UV index Extreme 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 18
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    29
    (km/h)
    32
    (km/h)
    34
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    31
    (km/h)
    30
    (km/h)
    Wind direction SSE SSW SSE SSE ESE ENE NE NE NE NNE NNE NW SSW S
    Relative humidity 40% 14% 37% 12% 18% 13% 30% 27% 55% 40% 66% 58% 69% 47%
    Dew point 11°C 6°C 11°C 5°C 5°C 9°C 15°C 16°C 22°C 20°C 24°C 25°C 12°C 12°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Olympic Dam Rain Forecast


    Olympic Dam 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    27
    28
    29
    30
    MEDIUM
    31
    HIGH
    Feb 1
    HIGH
    2
    LOW
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    MEDIUM
    12
    LOW
    13
    14
    LOW
    15
    LOW
    16
    LOW
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Jan27

    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, eastern Australia, the south Pacific, South America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 11 February to 15 February, 20 February to 24 February, and 25 February to 29 February. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 4 February to 8 February, and 17 February to 21 February. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 11 February to 15 February, 18 February to 22 February, and 25 February to 29 February.

    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

    Olympic Dam Rain Forecast


    Olympic Dam 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    2020
    10
    6
    7
    7
    7
    8
    8
    6
    7
    8
    8
    9
    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 Jan 14

    ENSO status: Neutral IOD status: Neutral SAM status: Trending neutral Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial central Pacific remained stable throughout December with the Nino3.4 index registering a value of 0.4 throughout the month. On the other hand, the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) recorded a value of -5.5 in December. The current outlook suggests warmer than average SSTs will persist across the equatorial Pacific Ocean through the coming months, but remaining within neutral values. Six out of eight international models maintain a warmer than average equatorial Pacific Ocean through the first two quarters of 2020, none of these reaching El Nino thresholds. To the west of Australia, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) has now returned to neutral, as waters off Western Australia have warmed up considerably. All six international models maintain neutral values until the austral winter with indications we could see another positive event later this year. In terms of rainfall across Australia, the current outlook favours a clearer below average rainfall signal for Western Australia and the Northern Territory through the remainder of January. This however, excludes any extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones. For the eastern states, there is a wetter than average signal for the coming weeks. Looking further ahead, with no significant signature from ENSO, there are no significant climate drivers tilting the balance towards a drier or wetter February. The current outlook suggests average-to-below average odds for February and March across the eastern states. The northern and western half of the country, however, could see a wet end to summer/start to autumn.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Olympic Dam Rain Forecast


    Olympic Dam 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    27
    28
    29
    30
    MEDIUM
    31
    HIGH
    Feb 1
    HIGH
    2
    LOW
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    MEDIUM
    12
    LOW
    13
    14
    LOW
    15
    LOW
    16
    LOW
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Jan27

    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, eastern Australia, the south Pacific, South America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 11 February to 15 February, 20 February to 24 February, and 25 February to 29 February. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 4 February to 8 February, and 17 February to 21 February. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 11 February to 15 February, 18 February to 22 February, and 25 February to 29 February.

    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

    Olympic Dam Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Thursday
    Jan 23
    18.6 °C 30.6 °C
    0.0 mm
    Friday
    Jan 24
    15.7 °C 30.1 °C
    0.0 mm
    Saturday
    Jan 25
    17.7 °C 35.0 °C
    0.0 mm
    Sunday
    Jan 26
    21.1 °C 37.5 °C
    0.0 mm
    Monday
    Jan 27
    22.3 °C 39 °C
    0.0 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Olympic Dam minimum temp history (30.4626°S, 136.8798°E, 99m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 45.1° 03/01/2020 Coldest this month 14.6° 06/01/2020
    Hottest on record 48.5 25/01/2011 Coldest on record 11.5 03/01/2009
    Hottest this year 45.1° 03/01/2020 Coldest this year 14.6° 06/01/2020
    Long term average 37.1° Long term average 21.2°
    Average this month 34.7° Average this month 20.0°
    Hottest January On Record Avg. max. temp. 40.7° 2001 Coldest January on record Avg. min. temp. 18.0° 2002
    Olympic Dam rainfall history (30.4626°S, 136.8798°E, 99m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 0.2mm 05/01/2020 Total This Month 0.4mm
    2.0 days
    Long Term Average 13.6mm 2.7 days Wettest January on record 70.8mm 2001
  15. Popup - Radar

    Weather Radar for SA

  16. Year to Date

    Olympic Dam Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Jan 13.6mm 2.7 day(s)
    Total For 2020 0.4mm 2.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2019 1.0mm 1.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 0.2mm Jan 5
    Lowest Temperature 14.6°C Jan 6
    Highest Temperature 45.1°C Jan 3
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    Olympic Dam Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 37.1 35.9 32.2 27.1 22.4 18.4 18.4 20.9 25.2 28.6 32.2 34.5 27.8
    Mean Min (°C) 21.2 20.3 17.1 12.7 8.3 5.4 4.2 5.4 9.3 12.6 16.5 18.8 12.7
    Mean Rain (mm) 13.6 18.6 6.7 18.6 9.6 18.2 7.2 10.0 10.2 11.8 14.4 16.8 155.7
    Mean Rain Days 2.7 2.6 2.6 3.3 3.6 4.5 3.9 3.9 4.1 3.4 4.0 4.2 39.5